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 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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Interviews with People Who Just Had Sex With Each Other

Vice: So you guys just did it...
Gabi Sifre, Photos by Ed Zipco
10.2.08
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My Dad The Air Traffic Controller

My father has been an Air Traffic Controller at the Philadelphia International Airport since 1985 when I was four years old. This may explain all of the beatings I received from him while I was growing up, given that it's the second most stressful job...
John Sharkey; Photo: Sharkey's Mum
10.2.08
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Mike Leigh

I’ve been watching Mike Leigh’s movies for almost 20 years and every time I see a new one I have a fantasy conversation with him afterward.
Steve Lafreniere; Photo: Leo Leigh
10.2.08
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The Detective Who Busted Two Old Ladies...

This year, in Los Angeles, two senior citizens, Helen Golay, 77, and Olga Rutterschmidt, 75, were convicted of murder. They were both sentenced to consecutive life terms.
Jeff Johnson
10.2.08
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An Ex-Bullfighter

A bull named Terciopelo [Velvet] gored the Colombian bullfighter Álvaro Múnera, aka “El Pilarico,” in 1984, confining him to a wheelchair for life.
TONI L. QUEROL; Photo: ÁLVARO MÚNERA
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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Joss Whedon

Fuck it. It's time to come out of the closet. We were/are total nerds for Joss Whedon and <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i>.
Liz Armstrong; Photo: Jeaneen Lund
10.2.08