The Talking Issue

The Talking Issue

Interview with a Guy Who Puked on Hollywood Stars

"Why did you do this?" "I was in LA, and I just figured why not. It’s all people I have a fairly large problem with." "Is it real puke?" "Yes. I tried to eat different gross combos of food, like for Wesley Snipes, I ate Doritos and milk."
Amy Kellner, Photos by Jamie Taete
5.9.13
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An Interview with a Mexican Coke Dealer

Julián is a coke dealer. He’s 44. He’s been working Mexico City for two decades. He agreed to take us on a ride-along as he worked. The phone never stopped ringing, not for a minute.
Emmanuel Cobos, Marco Tulio Valencia
5.6.13
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An Interview with a Schizophrenic

My friend Phiiliip (yeah, spelled like that) is schizophrenic. He didn't used to be, but he is now. It can happen to you too.
Amy Kellner
10.3.08
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The (ex) Biggest Heroin Dealer in the Whole Wide World

By the time Suleyman Ergun was 21 years old, he was the world's most prolific and powerful seller of smack.
Graham Johnson
10.3.08
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A Young Man Who Was A Member of A Paramilitary Gang...

The Brits may have left Northern Ireland and the IRA may be all but completely decommissioned, but Loyalist areas of Belfast are still firmly in the grip of paramilitary thugs.
Bruno Bayley, Ben Freeman; Photos: Ben Freeman
10.2.08
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Terry Jones

You probably think of Monty Python as a symbol of the sad, forced eccentricity your uptight gay British dad used to display when he was in a cheery mood or when he was drunk on schnapps.
Ben Knight; Photo: Ben Rayner
10.2.08
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A Semi-transient Expert On Hobos

Filmmaker and photographer Bill Daniel documents the graffiti that hobos write on freight trains. Do you do anything anywhere near as old-timey as that?
Liz Armstrong
10.2.08
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Lynda Barry

If you were ever a weird kid or a sad kid, you have to read Lynda Barry’s comics and novels immediately because they will freak you out with how much you’ll relate.
Amy Kellner
10.2.08
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An Old Japanese Doctor Who Survived Hiroshima

Japan is still (as of press time on this issue) the only country in the world that has been a victim of the atomic bomb.
Tomo Kosuga
10.2.08
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A Sperm Donor Who Has 46 Kids

My friend's lesbian sister became pregnant a while ago. She found her sperm donor through one of several Dutch websites where women who want kids and guys who will donate sperm contact each other.
Jan Van Tienen; Photo: Boudewijn Bollmann
10.2.08
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Nayland Blake

This guy right here is an artist and a professor and a bear and a pipe man and an S&M switch and—what in hell does all that mean?
Jesse Pearson
10.2.08
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A Couple Of Hippies Who Think They Can Get Plants To Play Music

Founded in 1975, Damanhur is a self-sufficient and eco-friendly commune located amid the rolling hills and the exclusive rehab clinics in the valley of Val Chiusella, outside Turin, Italy.
Matteo Lenardon
10.2.08
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