Volume 21 Issue 8


Tan Lines

Photos and creative direction by Annette Lamothe-Ramos; styling by Miyako Bellizzi. Special thanks to the time-warped city of Wildwood, New Jersey.
Annette Lamothe-Ramos
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Who Stole the Four-Hour Workday?

A four-hour workday could solve a lot of our problems. If everyone worked fewer hours, there would be more jobs for the unemployed to fill. The economy wouldn't be able to produce quite as much, which means it wouldn't be able to pollute as much...
Nathan Schneider
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Miami Is Drowning, and the Corals Couldn't Be Happier

Every square inch of Miami Beach will, at some point, succumb to the ocean. In the meantime, the artist-scientists at Coral Morphologic will be discovering and photographing new species of zoanthids—small, flowery, pod-like relatives of coral that look...
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Mogadishu Summer

Ever since fundamentalist al Shabaab militants were chased from the city by an African Union peacekeeping force three years ago, Lido Beach has become a trope for peace, the stage for Mogadishu’s renaissance.
Trevor Snapp
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Leather Granddaddies

His collection includes an original Diego Rivera, sculptures by Nancy Grossman, and, most notably, one of the world’s largest assortments of vintage ephemera and relics from New York City's gay leather scene.
Kate Kelly
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Paul Maliszewski is one of the strangest, most original people we know and one of just a few living real writers. "Okay" is a short story about a husband whose wife suggests that she have sex with strange men while he watches.
Paul Maliszewski
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How Albanian Lives Are Wrecked by Cycles of Vengeance

Gjakmarrja, the tradition of blood feuds, has been a part of Albanian culture since the 15th century, when a set of laws called the Kanun of Lekë Dukagjini held that a murder victim’s family could avenge his death by killing a male member of the...
Sean Williams
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Earth Girls Are Easy

Photos by Brianna Capozzi and styling by Haley Wollens.
Brianna Capozzi
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Country Recess Children's Whiskey

A Country Recess boy knows the best things in life are worth waiting for.
Country Recess Children's Whiskey
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Kenny G Adventures

Look! A nerd!
Johnny Ryan
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Music Reviews

These days, most porno flicks look like videotaped pap-smear examinations, and the limp-dick garbage that labels pass off as “baby-making music” is produced by pedophiles, domestic abusers, and hacks who think phrases like “beat that pussy up” are...
VICE Staff
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Excerpt from Alejandro Jodorowsky's Autobiographical Novel, 'Where the Bird Sings Best'

Where the Bird Sings Best hasn’t yet made its way to the States, an oversight that will be rectified next month by Restless Books. This excerpt for VICE is the first time any part of his epic family saga has appeared in English.
Alejandro Jodorowsky