James DeCarlo

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A Brief History of Americans Revolting Against Their Government

Americans have looked for a reason to rebel against stuff since our nation's founding.<p>There's a scene in The Wild One, a 1953 movie starring Marlon Brando before he got fat, in which members of the Black Rebel Motorcycle club are dancing with some women.<p>"Hey Johnny," Mildred asks, "What are you …

Warren G. Harding

Record Label Wants You to Go to Acupuncture School, Stop Pissing in Sandbox

As indie labels shutter their offices in domino succession, Temporary Residence Ltd. seems to have become the go-to model for how to run a record label. But it seems the secret to his success is similar to those of our past interviewees: NEVER FUCKING...<p>I met Temporary Residence Ltd. owner, Jeremy …

Music Industry

Inside The California Desert Community Where Societal Rules Do Not Apply

Welcome to Slab City.<p>Slab City is an unregulated squatter settlement in the dusty Sonoran Desert, located about 140 miles east of San Diego. In a former life, it was a Marine training base, but over the past 60 years, it's become a community for hippies, rebels and misfits of all kinds. Living in …

Once and for All, Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug

According to many studies, weed seems more like a filter that keep people away from stronger drugs than a stepping stone into life-destroying addiction.<p>As the 2016 election approaches, marijuana legalization is in the air once again, with ballot initiatives likely to succeed in at least five …

Cannabis

This Guy Walks the Streets at Night Pimping Strangers' Rides with Cardboard

Armed with a few pieces of cardboard and masking tape, Max Siedentopf set out on the streets of Amsterdam looking for the most average cars he could find.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Netherlands</i><p>Photographer Max Siedentopf has no idea who the cars in his photos belong to. What he did …

Makerspaces

This Guy Loved Working at Kmart So Much That He Put 56 Hours of Its Muzak Online

In the wreckage of a corporation with numbered days, Mark Davis has inadvertently created an extremely valuable time capsule, allowing us to understand the mundanity of lives that would otherwise be forgotten.<p>A trip to Kmart in 2015 is a trip to an American purgatory. If your town still has one, it …

Dystopia

The greatest indie movie soundtracks of all time

<i>THE VIRGIN SUICIDES</i> (1999)<p>As the 90s drew to a close, French duo Air invented a new sound for suburban dysfunction and defined an era with their hopelessly dreamy original film score for Sofia Coppola’s dark and whimsical directorial debut <i>The Virgin Suicides</i>. When Air spoke to us about the iconic …

David Bowie

What I Learned from Watching the Entire First Decade of 'Rock’em Sock’em Hockey' Videos

My spirit was broken by the pornographic repetition of hip checks and on-ice brawls, all set to a mind-shredding soundtrack of mediocre mid-90s dance music.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Watching the Stanley Cup playoffs is all well and good, but since there are no Canadian teams …

Wayne Gretzky

How to Be a Cyclist Without Being a Dick

Riding a bike is a great way to get around, but a lot of cyclists can be annoying to share the road with, and even more annoying to share a conversation with. Here's how to avoid becoming a two-wheeled stereotype.<p>I haven't ridden a bike for at least three years. The reason being I was doored while …

Cycling

Barrier Kult Is the Anonymous Elite Black Warrior Metal Skate Crew Here to Jack Your Shit

Meet the anonymous skate collective dedicated to skating the Jersey Barrier and nothing but the Jersey Barrier.<p>There's a grown man in Hoboken, New Jersey who rides around all year wearing a Batman costume on a bicycle adorned with Batman flags and streamers. He swerves through the streets, honking …

Skateboarding

Tony Hawk Is America's Cool Dad

Tony Hawk is a 47-year-old millionaire who still dresses like he's 14. He is cool as hell and probably doing a 900 right now.<p>Yesterday, Kanye West showed up to E3, totally unannounced. According to GameSpot, his badge just said "Kanye West," which sounds about right. Simply by virtue of being …

Kanye West

A Gang of Rich, White Surfer Dudes Is Terrorizing a California Beach Town

The Lunada Bay Boys have been assaulting outsiders since the 1960s—and local police won't do anything to stop it.<p>The Lunada Bay Boys are not your stereotypical LA gang. For one thing, they're in their 40s and 50s. They're white. They come from old money. They're also surfers, and according to the …

Anthony Kiedis

The New Generation of Young Mafia Members Terrorizing Naples

Organized crime in the city is getting younger, more fragmented, more chaotic—and, authorities say, harder to control.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Italy.</i><p>Until recently, as part of an anti-Mafia campaign Naples's Piazza del Plebiscito palace had been covered in massive posters displaying …

Crime

The VICE Oral History of Dubstep

The story of a genre, as told by some of its most pivotal players.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>My relationship with dubstep dates back about a decade. I left school in Glasgow in 2005 and thought I'd go to university, but was too busy drinking cider in the park to decide what to …

Black Swans

August's Best and Worst Albums

Royal Headache rules, Hot Chip reminds us that British white dudes can't dance, and the new Mac Demarco mini-LP inspired a hallucinatory experience involving characters from "The X-Files."<p><b>This article appears in the August Issue of VICE Magazine</b><p><b>BEST ALBUM OF THE MONTH</b><p><b>ROYAL HEADACHE: High</b> <i>(What's</i> …

Meghan Trainor

How the Band Fearless Vampire Killers Created Their Own Universe of Goth Teen Fans

You've probably never heard of the British group, but they've taken a very particular part of the world by storm.<p>Fearless Vampire Killers (FVK) are a band from Beccles, a little market town in Suffolk, England. They're made up of a pilot, a thief, a mechanist, a vigilante, and a prince, all of whom …

Indie Music

Mourning the Loss of Chavril, the First Couple of Canada

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger's love was too beautiful for this earth.<p>Dearest Josiah,<p>Can you believe the news? It feels like just yesterday your wife and I were watching MuchMusic in your living room, singing along to Avril's hit song "Smile" while Kenny iced his foot. Now, Chavril are divorcing? …

Honda Civic

Musicians imagine a Canada without Harper

If you follow musician Torquil Campbell on Twitter, you're familiar with the Stars frontman's penchant for eviscerating Conservative politicians in between passionately advocating for the arts, whether recommending a great pop song or a thought-provoking play. Earlier this fall, the prolific …

Canada’s Tinder Men Are Annoying Black Women with Their Racist and Sexist Bullshit

Life is tough enough dating as a black woman without having to deal with creepers messaging you about "dark chocolate"<p>I've never been on a Tinder date. When I tell people this, this get all judgey, like I'm the one doing something wrong. But just when a Tinder conversation is taking off, I'll get a …

Relationships

Meet the Drought Truther Who Thinks the Government Is Behind California's Long Dry Spell

Former solar engineer Dane Wigington believes chemtrails are to blame for the state's record dry spell—and a surprising number of people agree.<p>A former solar panel engineer named Dane Wigington has a theory about California's apocalyptic drought: It's a secret weather-control operation orchestrated …

Climate Change

What I Learned from 13 Years of Witnessing Violence in Federal Prisons

When I first got locked up, I was a 130-pound, 23-year-old junkie who had one thing in mind: survival. After years of being both a victim and an assailant, I changed my life for the better.<p><i>VICE is exploring America's prison system in the week leading up to our special report with President Obama</i> …

Criminal Justice

Drake's Meek Mill Diss Was a Sign of Hip-Hop's New Political Correctness

Drake's "soft" chastise style is a kinder, gentler diss. But women still get the short end of the stick.<p>"Woooow," Drake drawls in "Charged Up," and I can almost see the accompanying eye-roll, "I'm honored that you think this is staged." The track serves as his first response to a series of tweets …

Rap & Hip-Hop

We Spoke to the World's First Transgender Battle Rapper

"Some of the most redneck, right-wing people have come around to accepting me."<p>In modern battle rap, nothing is off limits. Marriages break down as affairs are brought to light, and relationships are destroyed as rappers are blamed for the deaths of their friends. No insult is too offensive, and …

LGBTQ

Kanye West for President, Forever

When Kanye West says he wants to run for President in 2020, he doesn't <i>actually</i> mean he's going to run for President in 2020. But he's still saying something important.<p>Last night Kanye West closed out the 2015 VMAs by delivering a ten-minute speech that began with West saying the word "Bro" …

Kanye West

The 10 most Instagrammable buildings in Toronto

The most instagrammable buildings in Toronto range from universities to shopping malls. Sure the CN Tower takes all the attention, but why even …

Has Toronto’s Nuit Blanche grown too big for its own good?

Don’t expect to see a Nuit Blanche Edmonton 2016. The plan right now is to run every two years, according to Burns, alternating with Nuit Blanche Calgary, which held events in 2012 and 2014. “The art world has this tradition of the biennial; it’s a known, familiar format,” she remarked. Moreover, …

What Ronald Reagan Teaches Us About Donald Trump

Demagogues are only a joke until they win.<p>In 1940, the world's greatest movie clown, Charlie Chaplin, starred in <i>The Great Dictator,</i> a film about a funny little man with a toothbrush mustache named Adenoid Hynkel. In one memorably madcap scene, Hynkel, hanging from the curtains, orders a lackey, …

Donald Trump

The Catholic Church's Cool-Guy Pope Is Releasing a Prog-Rock Album

Bask in the glory of the first single right now.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>An Infallible Guide to America for God's Main Dude</b><p>Pope Francis is speaking to a packed crowd at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, but he might be back to headline it soon. <i>Rolling Stone</i> reports that the Vatican is planning to release an album …

Christianity