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movies

How 80s Slasher Movies Skewered Fitness Culture

Horror flicks like 'The Toxic Avenger' lambasted the workout culture that has become a fixture of American society thanks to cultish fitness programs, social media gurus, and reality TV.
Sarah Fensom
7.12.18
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
11.28.17
exhibit

Keith Haring’s Earliest Posters Go On Display

A retrospective post show documenting the rise and popularity of Haring’s boldly-outlined ‘radiant child.’
Diana Shi
6.11.17
Pop Art

Painter Transforms Celebrity Portraits into Fauvist Fever Dreams

New York artist Robert Otto Epstein churns out vivid, cartoonish portraiture that look lifted from the 80s.
Cailey Rizzo
4.2.17
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

Artist Actually Huizenga Is the 'Nicer, Female' Mel Gibson

'Heavenly Sin' explores the complexities of female power, agency, and sexuality in Huizenga's trademark retro aesthetic.
Alison Stevenson
10.14.16
sub.culture

These 80s French Rockabillies Loved America More Than You Do

In 1982, photographer Gil Rigoulet followed some rockabilly friends to their homes and hairdresser appointments.
Gil Rigoulet
9.6.16
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
6.9.16
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
5.26.16
Film

How the Amateur Action Masterpiece 'Miami Connection' 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
5.6.16
Film

A Murderous Game Show Channels the Neon 80s [Premiere]

Filmmaker Saman Kesh's new film mixes the apocalyptic free-for-all vibes of 'Battle Royale' with a healthy dose of 'The Warriors' and 'Miami Connection.'
Beckett Mufson
5.5.16
outsider

Watch: How a Doomed 1980s Ninja Flick Became a Beloved Cult Classic

In the inaugural episode of 'OUTSIDER,' VICE investigates the rise and fall of 'Miami Connection,' an 80s action film misfire that nearly left Orlando's martial arts demigod penniless.
VICE Staff
5.4.16