Volume 20 Issue 5

The World Hates You Issue

Obedience School

Have you ever tried to mop up the floodwaters of a squirter? FEMA and the Red Cross combined would be ill-equipped to handle the task; there just aren't enough sandbags on earth to hold back those tides.
Chris Nieratko
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The Soul of UK Garage, Photographed by Ewen Spencer

It's clear that we didn't appreciate UK garage enough. One man who was definitely there, however, is photographer Ewen Spencer. His latest project concerns the lauded, but still somewhat undocumented, world of UKG, and comes in the form of a new book...
Clive Martin
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Listen to Rat Tail's Debut Single "Introducing Rat Tail"

Earlier this month, we shared with you the lyrics to the mysterious rapper Rat Tail's lost classic "Introducing Rat Tail." Today Rat Tail's whereabouts are unknown, but his music lives on. Thanks to us, you can stream the legendary rapper's debut track...
Brett Gelman
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The Subterranean Scene

Local gangs known as combos made up of reguetoneros (“reggaeton fans”) in their late teens and early 20s haunt the subway stations of Mexico City. Most combos are guilty of general rowdiness and huffing chemicals in public, like American greasers and...
Bernardo Loyola
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George's Fun Happy Place

George is ill and has a huge scar on the side of his body from surgery. He is in constant pain, but for whatever reason, the pressure of being buried in the sand or walked on gives him temporary relief. He has a lot of problems to overcome, but he's...
Bridget Collins
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Pump It Up

Photos by Anna Ryon, styling by Lola Chatterton.
Anna Ryon
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Deportee Purgatory

About 40 percent of Mexican immigrants deported from the US are sent back through Tijuana. Many of the deported border crossers have established a makeshift shantytown inside a dry, concrete riverbed where the Tijuana River once flowed—called 'El Bordo.'
Laura Woldenberg
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Here Comes the White-Power Safety Patrol

Matthew has formed a group called the White Student Union that advocates for “persons of European heritage”—what most of us call “white people.” It comes as a surprise to the African American students who feel targeted by the night patrols Matthew...
Wes Enzinna
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Thought and Memory

Back in 2008, when my first novel, 'A Tree Grows in Baghdad,' came out, my publisher sent me on a West Coast tour. Sometimes folks came out in droves, sometimes they didn’t. It was great to see my public, regardless. I found I liked signing books. I...
Ed Park
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VICE Endorses Jipson Talmadge

Jipson Talmadge is a 32-year-old resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, occasional crasher of couches in Manhattan, and VICE's choice for the next mayor of New York City with his plan for an "ALL-BIKE NEW YORK!"
Bob Odenkirk
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Austerity's Drug of Choice

Greece's infamous new drug, sisa, is basically meth and filler ingredients like battery acid, engine oil, shampoo, and cooking salt. The majority of its users are poor, often homeless, city dwellers reeling from the psychological and physical impacts...
Alex Miller
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The Wizard of the Saddle Rides Again

In the middle of a park in Memphis, Tennessee, stands a statue of Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the most infamous and powerful racists in American history.
Rocco Castoro