2002

VICE UK Is 15

Mash-Ups, Bad Haircuts, the New Rock Revolution: 2002 Was a Load of Shit

Let's be honest, the year was a dismal one for music in the UK—propagated by marketing execs who had discovered cocaine and Hoxton.
Josh Baines
11.28.17
VICE UK Is 15

NME Created an Indie Scene Out of Thin Air in 2002 and Made It Stick

Former NME mag staff tell us how how they made so many people care about The Strokes, The Libertines and other "The bands."
Alexandra Pollard
11.27.17
Remembering Things

The Complicated Cult Appeal of t.A.T.u’s "All the Things She Said"

Wire fences and rain should never have been this iconic—even in the face of one half of the Russian duo's homophobia.
Daisy Jones
8.18.17
Deep Ass Questions

Are You Too Old to Love Taking Back Sunday’s 'Tell All Your Friends' Album?

When I was 14, everything sucked. Now I'm an adult, I have a mortgage. That's just what happens when you get old.
Devin Pacholik
8.30.16
Gaming

Why 2002 Was Possibly the Most Important Year in Video Gaming History

From 'Hitman 2' to 'Vice City' via the second Metal Gear Solid, the gaming landscape was changing for the better.
Ed Smith
6.9.16
Op-Eds

Avril Lavigne Helped Me Embrace The Shit-Kicking Teenage Girl I Always Was

She may not have been 2002’s answer to Throbbing Gristle, but she filled a gap where teenage girls had yet to see themselves, and gave them a voice.
Sammy Maine
3.18.16
Letter Series

Dear Criterion, Can We Have a New ‘Burnout,’ Please?

No racing series has combined speed with the raw thrill of wrecking shit quite like Burnout 2: Point of Impact.
Andrew Hollingsworth
4.28.15
tech

A Decade of Computer Games

Ten years is basically a billion years in video games. In 1992, when Mortal Kombat came out on arcades, crowds would gather in the belief that they were seeing a duel from some far-flung nation—like China—where the natives were born with four arms and...
Chris Donlan
12.13.12
The Special Issue

Beats and Rhymes

Fritz le Chat's 5th Annual Rap Awards.
FRITZ LE CHAT
12.1.02