Stephen Keefe VICE
Two Canadian Cities Have Banned Mermaids (and Mermen) from Public Pools
We spoke to professional mermaid Marielle Chartier-Henault about the cities of Edmonton and Surrey prohibiting people from wearing tails in pools.
I Took Two Tinder Dates to a Montreal Swingers Club
The club, about the size of a backyard swimming pool, was packed wall-to-wall with 60-year-olds twitching awkwardly to obnoxious techno music. It smelled like department store perfume and old clothes.
I Failed Out of Mermaid School
Turns out that splashing around in a giant spandex tail is a lot harder than it sounds.
This Canadian Artist Halted Pipeline Development by Copyrighting His Land as a Work of Art
Peter von Tiesenhausen has a novel approach to dealing with assholes from oil companies—he claims his land counts as copyrighted art and charges them $500 an hour to meet with them.
I Went to Montreal’s New Cat Café, on Shrooms
I hate cats, so naturally it was a good idea for me to eat a bunch of magic fungus before going to a coffee shop full of felines at nine in the morning. It was fucking amazing.