The Talking Issue

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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The Talking Issue

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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The Talking Issue

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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The Talking Issue

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 Talking Issue

The Epicly Later'd Page

Vice: What did you think of the episode I did about you?
Patrick O'Dell
10.2.08
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The Talking Issue

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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The Talking Issue

The Ladies Of Duke

Emily Hunt and Raquel Welsh are the two responsible for the Sydney based, celebrity-trash-culture and op-shop fashion obsessed <i>Duke</i> magazine.
Wilfred Brandt
10.2.08
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The Talking Issue

A Puppet Master

Here’s what you do: You eat yourself some mushrooms and then you go on down to the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in downtown LA and have yourself a magical little experience.
Justin Champion; Photos: Lizzie Brandt
10.2.08
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The Talking Issue

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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The Talking Issue

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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The Talking Issue

Charlie Kaufman

Here’s an interview with the guy who wrote all those movies that you like.
Eddy Moretti
10.2.08
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The Talking Issue

An Interview With My Coke Dealer

We've all got dealers we like to call "our guys," but aside from their numbers, general delivery hours, and where they usually are at 1:30 AM Saturday morning, how much do we really know about them?
Jeff Ruggles
10.2.08