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off the record

An Orgy Organizer Explains How to Throw the Best Sex Parties

Spoiler alert: you need plenty of lube and a copy of Michelle Branch's seminal hit "The Game of Love."
VICE Staff
3.26.17
Features

A Brief History of the Smiley Face, Rave Culture's Most Ubiquitous Symbol

The smiley in electronic music isn't merely cute—it's a symbol of defiance.
Michaelangelo Matos
12.20.16
Features

A Brief History of Masked DJs—From Orbital to Marshmello

How dance musicians find their identities by losing themselves.
Michaelangelo Matos
11.29.16
washington dc

Here Are the Best Cocktail Bars in D.C.

Whether you’re a D.C. power broker or on a Tinder date, these cocktail bars whip up classy drinks and let you get down to business.
Munchies Staff
11.9.16
off the record

Dance Music 101: An Online Reading Course

Brush up on your knowledge of the major electronic genres with the latest installment of Off the Record.
Michaelangelo Matos
9.19.16
Features

EDC's 20-Year Anniversary Poster is a Secret Tribute to One of the Greatest Album Covers of All Time

The strikingly familiar image proves remixing isn't limited to music.
Michaelangelo Matos
8.23.16
Features

A Brief History of Aphex Twin Trolling His Fans

Writer Michaelangelo Matos dives into the producer's trickster side, from his recent 'Cheetah' EP to his real-life eccentricities.
Michaelangelo Matos
7.19.16
Features

Moby's New Memoir Is as Neurotic—And Stubbornly Optimistic—As the Man Himself

In his new column Off the Record, rave historian Michaelangelo Matos reviews Moby's new memoir, 'Porcelain.'
Michaelangelo Matos
6.22.16
security

Desktops Urgently Need a More Secure Chat Program

New clients are starting to emerge beyond the buggy code of Pidgin and Adium.
Joseph Cox
2.5.16
Opinion

Dear Slack, Please Add OTR

The popular group messaging app could make a big difference to its users by adding end-to-end encryption.
William Turton
12.2.15
security

A Popular Server for Encrypted Chat Has Been 'Intentionally' Shut Down

The CCC's jabber service has been down for more than 24 hours.
J.M. Porup
9.29.15
Culture

The Underlying Layer in Most 'Secure' Messaging Apps Might Not Be So Secure

"Basically: security as a plug-in does not work."
Matthew Braga
11.12.14