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Infamous Erotic Novel 'Story of O' Inspired Natalie Frank's Arousing Art

The kinky French 'fairy tale,' as the artist calls it, was taboo for decades.
Julia Gray
6.11.18
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

An Excerpt from Ling Ma's Upcoming Novel, 'Severance'

What's worse than breaking up? Ending things during an apocalyptic super storm.
Ling Ma
4.9.18
Exhibition

A Sylvia Plath Retrospective Finally Puts Her Visual Art on Display

Little known fact: Plath was an art major before she switched to English.
Cailey Rizzo
7.28.17
Sex

A Look Inside America's First Romance and Erotica-Only Bookstore

Passion! Risk! Zombie Erotica! Two sisters learn just how far they're willing to go to empower women and bring lustful love stories to the masses.
Justin Caffier
3.7.17
THE FUTURE OF TECH ISSUE

Void Star: An Excerpt from Zachary Mason's New Novel

A young man awakens in the hospital to find that a hard drive has been installed under his forehead to save his life; he "remembers"—in perfect detail—the two weeks since his hardware was surgically implanted.
Zachary Mason
2.15.17
The 2016 Fiction Issue

An Excerpt from Rachel Cusk's Upcoming Novel, 'Transit'

A teacher has a student to her house and helps the student unwind her obsession with the painter Marsden Hartley, The student realizes the fixation first began with an older man and a midnight walk in Paris.
Rachel Cusk
12.12.16
The Music Issue

'Universal Harvester': An Excerpt from John Darnielle's New Novel

Bob spent most of the year by himself in a farmhouse on a property he owned outside Collins. If he still hunted or fished, it wasn't with anybody he'd known back when he lived in town: Nobody really knew what Bob did with his time.
John Darnielle
10.11.16
Art

All This Will Happen, More or Less: A Kurt Vonnegut Opera Debuts in Indiana This Month

Here's a little-known fact: the 'Cat’s Cradle' and 'Slaughterhouse Five' author wrote an opera in the weeks leading up to his death. Now, 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June' makes its long-awaited debut.
Kara Weisenstein
9.10.16
Art

Life-Sized Hyperrealistic Portraits Depict Sirens in Their Element

Painter and author Mark Heine illustrates a series of underwater paintings for his new novel based on Greek mythology and folklore.
Nathaniel Ainley
8.24.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

J. K. Rowling Was Just Kidding About Not Writing Anymore Harry Potter Books

The author is coming out with three new short stories set in the wizarding world this September.
VICE Staff
8.17.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Saddam Hussein Wrote a Book That's a Lot Like 'Game of Thrones'

And you'll be able to buy an English translation just in time for Christmas.
VICE Staff
7.14.16
Stuff

How to Write a Novel, Explained by a Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

No one taught DBC Pierre how to write, but that didn't stop him from winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel. In his new book—and here—he explains how you could do the same.
DBC Pierre, as told to John Doran
6.23.16
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