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My Time as an Artist at the Center of the Insane Financial Industry Boom

An excerpt from Molly Crabapple's upcoming memoir, "Drawing Blood," out on December 1.
Molly Crabapple

[Exclusive] Watch The Trailer For Search Engine-Generated Film 'The Villains'

French New Wave gets a datamoshed makeover in this new film by Rhett Jones.
Emerson Rosenthal
VICE Specials

Apocalypse, Man

In Episode two, Michael C. Ruppert talks fracking, police militarization, and Occupy. Then he has a jam session with his bandmate, Doug Lewis, and his singing dog, Squishy.
VICE Staff
Motherboard Blog

From Tahrir to Occupy to Istanbul: An Anatomy of Current and Future Protest

Here we go again.
Brian Merchant
Vice Blog

Hey Ron! Is Bald Beautiful?

I don’t know if I could date a bald-headed woman, because people might think we’re twins or something. I do know we’d save a lot of money on shampoos and trips to the salon. That’s a car payment right there.
Ron Hemphill

The National Helped Elect Obama, but Don't Call Them a Political Band

I read 27 interviews with the National to prepare for my time with them. There were six questions that every interviewer asked.
River Donaghey
Motherboard Blog

Beyond Clicktivism: Jodi Dean on the Limits of Technology in the Occupy Movement

Occupy Wall Street’s recent one-year anniversary, and subsequent re-up, inspired a number of commentaries on the movement. What have been its successes? What have been its failures? What does its future look like?
Michael Arria

These People Put the "i" in Line

We checked out the line for the new iPhone 5, and all we found were a bunch of urban campers, pro-line waiters, and of course, Occupiers.
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

Occupy's One-Time Internet Is In A Showdown With Google in Kansas City

The last time we heard from Isaac Wilder, co-founder of the "Free Network Foundation":http://thefnf.org/, he was getting the hell out of New York City. We first met Wilder, whose peer-to-peer, wifi-hotspot driven communications initiative took front...
Brian Anderson

[#DIGART] 10 Reasons Why Digital Art Doesn't Need The Traditional Art Market

Perhaps we should consider the digital art market its own entity, rather than try to conform it to the (dated) standards of the art world.
Dylan Schenker

Getting High On Occupy

Are cops pushing drugs to activists in Minneapolis?
Brian Anderson
Motherboard Blog

Are the Cops Getting Occupy High?

Ask anyone in the bleary-eyed younger crowd milling around Peavey Plaza, an Occupy Minnesota hotbed, in downtown Minneapolis and you just may get a resounding, if not blissfully confused, “…Yeah.” In what’s either the most genius bit of coax-‘em...
Brian Anderson