William S. Burroughs


Worship at Genesis Breyer P-Orridge's Cut-Up Altar

Musician and art provocateur takes a transcendently spiritual turn in the exhibition ‘Try to Altar Everything’.
DJ Pangburn

Making a Film Inside William Burroughs' Secretive Bunker on the Bowery

In <i>Uncle Howard</i>, Aaron Brookner embarks on a mission to reclaim the lost negative of his uncle's famed doc on William Burroughs with the help of Jim Jarmusch and other New York icons.
Kaleem Aftab

Charles Gatewood's Legendary Images of America's Seedy Underbelly

In advance of an exhibition of his work in San Francisco, here's a selection of photos from one of America's preeminent documentarians of the weird.
Elizabeth Renstrom

My Life Began with David Bowie

Let me begin with a rather embarrassing confession: No person has given me greater pleasure throughout my life than David Bowie.
Simon Critchley

Quirky Dickheads Ruined William Burroughs's 100th Birthday Party

When I heard that something called Guerrilla Zoo was going to recreate a party in the "Interzone" to celebrate Burroughs's birthday, I thought it would be impossible, thanks to legalities and common decency. But I didn't want to write them off without...
Kevin EG Perry

Photographing San Francisco Punk with Ruby Ray

Ruby Ray, whose photos were featured in the legendary zine <i>Search and Destroy</i> back in the 1970s, documented the disenfranchised punk world of San Francisco at exactly the right moment. Now, three and a half decades later, her photos are gaining...
Jules Suzdaltsev
The Weird Science Issue

The Cat Offers Itself

While William S. Burroughs is increasingly regarded as one of the most important writers of the 20th century, but his artistic genius is often overshadowed by tales of his outlaw lifestyle. Of all the wild stories in Burroughs’s life, the best (and...
Yony Leyser

It's the Fiction Issue 2012!

And we'll be damned if it isn't one strong literary cocktail.
VICE Staff