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Pink Cocaine, Convertibles, and Versace Ashtrays: a Weekend with a Colombian Cartel

"I got so high I went outside and tried to ride one of his thoroughbreads but almost broke my legs."
Mahmood Fazal
6.28.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Armie Hammer's Balls Had to Be Digitally Edited Out of 'Call Me By Your Name'

"They were short shorts. What’re you gonna do?"
Drew Schwartz
11.29.17
Features

The Musicians Who Knew We'll Be Cyborgs Soon

How late-70s and early-80s electronic pop from Kraftwerk, Devo, and Young Marble Giants warned us of our post-human future.
Joe Bucciero
7.12.17
Features

Studio 54's First Month Was Nearly a Disaster

Nicky Siano recalls how the fledging club struggled to fill its dancefloor despite a fabulous opening night.
Nicky Siano
5.18.17
Features

Actress: "My Saving Grace is I Always Try to Put Beauty in My Music"

On his new album 'AZD,' the British producer responds to rumors of his retirement with a complete overhaul of the way he makes music.
Anaïs Duplan
4.20.17
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Smalltown DJs Partner with Broken Social Scene's Lisa Lobsinger on an Escapist New Single

"Erased The Night" is a lush, 80s-indebted collaboration out today on Fool's Gold.
Alexander Iadarola
3.15.17
Dancing VS the State

How Mayor Giuliani Decimated New York City Nightlife

As mayor of NYC from 1994 through 2001, Rudy Giuliani demonized nightlife as our city's bastard child in order to make things safe for tourists and co-op owners.
Michael Musto
3.7.17
Photo

'Mad Max', 'Turkish Delight' and Hot Sausage: Retro Photos of Viennese Cinemas

Enter a world before nachos, wasabi popcorn or Marvel reboots.
Herwig Jobst
10.25.16
Art

It's a 'Roll Call' When an 80s Graffiti Crew Reunites in LA

The graffiti crew K2S reunites years after the West Coast tagging movement began.
Diana Shi
10.23.16
Film

These PSAs from the 80s Are More Relevant and Powerful Than Ever

In the 80s, Jim Mckay, Tom Gilroy, and Michael Stipe produced a series of powerful PSAs that turned the often stale, conservative-leaning genre of ads on its head.
Messiah Rhodes
6.10.16
Film

The Ultimate 80s Rock Documentary 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot' Will Never Die

We caught up with filmmaker Jeff Krulik on the 30th anniversary of his and John Heyn's seminal metal fan documentary.
Ben Mauk
5.27.16
Film

How an Amateur Action Film Masterpiece Was Rescued from Oblivion

'Miami Connection' is now a cult classic, but it would have disappeared forever if Zack Carlson hadn't made an eBay impulse buy.
Harry Cheadle
5.8.16