Volume 22 Issue 9

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'Beneath the National Palace of Culture': Fiction by Garth Greenwell

One of the hardest stories to write is a love story. It's difficult to render chemistry in writing, and it's particularly difficult to capture one-way obsessions, or unrequited love. This story does.
Garth Greenwell
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Two Kinds of Memory and Memory Itself

Pinckers' latest project looks at the weird place Japan holds in the collective mind of the West.
Photos by Max Pinckers
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A Woman on Death Row and the Neighbour Who Put Her There

Mary Jane Veloso lives about 300 feet away from Maria Cristina Sergio in the Philippines. Veloso is on death row for allegedly smuggling heroin into the country. Sergio is in jail and awaiting trial after being accused of trafficking her neighbour.
Meredith Talusan
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After a String of Suicides, Students in Palo Alto Are Demanding a Part in Reforming Their School's Culture

Students at several high-level California high schools believe that as much as the achievement culture needs to be reconsidered, it's the support the academic community provides that needs improvement.
Nikhil Goyal
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Full Bleed: The 'Fun Archives' Is an Online Image Bank Featuring Evil Clowns and Bird Poop

French artist Thomas Mailaender's latest project, 100 Tiles, features a collection of customised ceramic tiles adorned with images from his infamous "Fun Archive," an online image bank of amateur photos sent from friends over the years. Ranging from...
Thomas Mailaender
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September's Best and Worst Albums

Destruction Unit kicks ass, Bring Me the Horizon sucks, and 2 Chainz is immortal (but you already knew that).
VICE Staff
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Two Vodkas and One Iced Coffee with Salman Rushdie

VICE caught up with the iconic author to discuss his 12th novel, 'Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights.' As he chatted about everything from fatwa to Twitter feuds, Rushdie proved he is as controversial, and incredible, as ever.
Aidan Flax-Clark
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Mexican Cartels Are Going High-Tech

The war on drugs isn't just fought with bullets. Recent announcements from Mexican authorities show that cartels are developing increasingly advanced networks of information technology.
José Luis Martínez Limón
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The Industrial Rock Band Laibach Performed in North Korea Last Month

"Both the country and the band have been portrayed as some fascist outcasts. The truth is that both are misunderstood," said the tour organiser.
Lauren Messman
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Lex’s Tattooed Vixens

Spoiler alert: If you're new to this column you should know I rarely ever speak about the porno I'm reviewing.
Chris Nieratko
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Japan’s Building an Army of Over-Friendly Androids for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

This summer, Japan unveiled plans for a digital tourist-assistance system that mimics the concept omotenashi: anticipating guests' needs and exceeding their expectations to the point of it being eerily predictive.
Mark Hay
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Bangladeshi Sweatshops Continue to Imperil Workers’ Lives

In 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed, killing more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers. Despite the news coverage, sweatshops aren't much better today.
Larry Towell
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