How VHS Tapes and Bootleg Translations Started an Anime Fan War in the 90s
The little-known story of how a fight over Fushigi Yûgi subtitles built Ottawa’s anime community.
This Fan Project Fixed Final Fantasy VII, and You Can Play it Today
Square Enix already has gamers nervous about the direction of the Final Fantasy VII remake, but luckily there’s a fan-made overhaul project called The Reunion that you can play right now.
The Obsessive World of China's Amateur 'Sherlock' Subtitlers
“The government just doesn’t show a big interest in promoting the arts. Seems like we filled the gap.”
Meeting Charles Chahwan, the Arab World's Answer to Bukowski
The Lebanese author talks American literature, the Islamic State, and how conservatism has shrunk the Arabic language.
American Art Needs More Holes
The biggest hindrance to American art is the inability to see anything outside our own walls. We’re proud of being a “melting pot,” but when it comes to culture not inherently American, it’s hard to convince us that we should care. Thankfully...
VICE Guide to Toronto
The "Toronto-Italian" Guide
There are a lot of Italians in Toronto. OK, they are in Woodbridge now but that’s because they are peasants at heart and love land (and fear urbanity and miscegenation).