In a complete surprise to its editors, Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s, sold out its first run. The second release by Spectacular Optical—a Canadian small-press publisher named after the ominous storefront from David Cronenberg's Videodrome—explores the hysteria that percolated in the 1980s over devils hiding behind every door, be it in film, TV, music, or even children's toys. Satan was everywhere. No one was safe.
The pandemic has robbed us of the world's greatest singing show, so we're holding our own, including, but not limited to: Romanian trap, demonic Greek folk and OAP grime.VICE Staff
"I think that democracy in the US today is in a much better shape than it was in Germany back then."Paul Donnerbauer
Some game streamers become huge celebrities, but thousands more make a modest living in semi-obscurity. My brother is one of the latter, and his day-to-day is pretty stressful.Zac Thompson
The biggest stars had nicknames like "the Butcher" and "The Barber", while my manager wore grenades on his belt.Mihnea Lazăr