Volume 12 Issue 10

The Immersionism Issue

Hooligans: A Formula for Self Destruction

I accompanied Ukrainian hooligans to fights from September 2012 to August 2013.
Andrew Lubimov
11.2.14
The Immersionism Issue

Eat Shit

There's this wacky guy, Baby Blonde (he's a Kiss fan btw), and he says he has tasted the four building blocks of nasty, Piss, Shit, Jizz, and Puke. He claims they really aren't as disgusting as you might think. I got inspired by his stupidity, and...
Patrick Crotty
12.1.05
The Immersionism Issue

Journalism Beyond Journalists

Robert Young Pelton used to run a major marketing firm and occasionally take a couple weeks off to go on little travel expeditions. Then one day he realized he was bored out of his mind and began sneaking his way into war-zones and other no-man's-lands...
Eddy Moretti
12.1.05
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Suicide Girls

When two 14-year-old French girls jumped to their death from the 17th storey of a tower block in Paris, leaving a note that said "Life Isn't Worth It", I spent the next week following the huge media storm that blew up around them.
Mathieu Berenholc
12.1.05
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Hell On Earth

Simon Reeve is a real-deal immersionist. Back when the rest of the media was blowing our collective mind with hard-hitting coverage of the world wide web and blowjobs, Reeve was looking into why a bunch of Araby-types decided to park a bomb beneath
Eddy Moretti
12.1.05
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Nothing New

Talk about double standards: UK rappers are always being crucified for copying the Yanks, but 24-year-old Americana nut Dan Lea gets away with it with ease. As By The Fireside, he's part of a new breed of British songwriter completely obsessed with the...
Jaimie Hodgson
12.1.05
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Don't Have To Live Like A Refugee

To walk into the Red Cross hurricane evacuation shelter at the Baton Rouge River Center is to be assaulted by rapid-fire hand sanitizer. The Americorps chick with her hemp necklace and plug earrings pumps a slick, sick-smelling glob on your palms at...
Moe Tkacik
12.1.05
The Immersionism Issue

Godhateseye

Following Hurricane Katrina, Eyehategod singer Michael Williams was missing, feared dead.
Andy Capper
12.1.05
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Music Is Boring

Screeching Weasel is pretty much the best band ever. Before the "pop punk" label become an insult, it simply meant punk rock written by a slightly more advanced species of miscreant, one with an ear for melody and some vague semblance of songwriting...
Ryan Duffy
12.1.05
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Pretty Boys

Kandahar just may be the world capital of buggery. There's a popular joke here that goes, "Why do birds fly in circles over Kandahar? Because they're covering their ass with one wing."
Porter Barron
12.1.05
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Games

THE WARRIORSThe Warriors is one of those movies so goddamned steeped in “cult cred” that you can’t help but wonder how many of its legion purportedly die-hard fans have actually loved
Baby Balls, Syrup Davies' Nine-year-old Sister, Go
12.1.05
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Bodegaville

Mike's Store is pretty heavily trafficked for a shitty 24-hour bodega. Maybe the bright yellow sign acts as a beacon, but you run a 100 percent chance of having one of the losers out front ask you for change on the way in AND the way out. We figured...
VICE Staff
12.1.05
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