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Watch Cage The Elephant cover Daft Punk and Julian Casablancas’ ‘Instant Crush’

The track features on the Nashville band's forthcoming stripped-back live album 'Unpeeled'<p>Cage The Elephant have shared a live performance of Daft …

New Guitar World DVD: 100 Chords You Need to Know

Sure, <i>Guitar World</i> and GuitarWorld.com have posted countless stories about the chords, licks, riffs and general info you need to know to be a solid …

Guitar

A Less Lonely Way to Lose Your Faith

Members of Oasis, a group in the Bible Belt, find community and acceptance in religious-like services.<p>Where do nonreligious people go to find community? Some might join a sports league or a film society or attend a local atheist meet-up. Some might hang out online. But in certain parts of the …

Religion

Against gender roles and other binaries? Blame monotheistic religion.

<b>so·ma</b> / sōmə / <i>noun</i><p>–the body as distinct from the soul, mind, or psyche<p><b>an·ti·so·ma·tism</b> /ˌan(t)ēˈ s­ōˈməˌtizəm / <i>noun</i><p><b>an·ti·so·mat·ic</b> /ˌan(t)ēˈ …

35 must-watch indie movies on Netflix

Some nights you turn to Netflix for a bit of comfort food, courtesy of a beloved movie you’ve already seen a million times. Other times, however, …

8 things to know about building a design portfolio

Bloc's Emelyn Baker on creating a design portfolio that lets your passion shine.The post 8 things to know about building a design portfolio appeared …

UX Design

Why Creativity Doesn't Have To Be Chaotic, And Structure Doesn't Have To Be Boring

The two should work hand-in-hand. Here's how.<p>So many people believe that you are either one or the other: You're either the ADD creative who can't sit still for five minutes at a time, but wildly brilliant; or you're the OCD task manager who lives for sticky notes, spiral-bound planners, and excel …

Long A Symbol, Stonewall Inn May Soon Become Monument To LGBT Rights

The Obama administration is taking steps to name the first national monument dedicated to the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.<p>A likely location is in New York City, where the Stonewall riots sparked the modern gay-rights movement almost a half-century ago.<p>"It sounded like …

LGBTQ

Caravaggio Redefined Art by Not Learning the Rules

I have long been a devotee of Caravaggio and now, by virtue of living in Rome amidst churches where his paintings still hang, I have become an …

To beat Trumpism, denationalize our politics

Nationalism and socialism are in full gallop in American today while conservatives are without a horse.<p>Donald Trump almost never uses the language of traditional American conservatism, with its emphasis on classically liberal notions of limited government, constitutionalism, individualism and free …

Political Science

Here's What 100 Years Of Black Men's Hair Trends Look Like

Hair and politics are always intertwined.

Cards Against Humanity Designer: “Graphic Design Doesn’t Have A Critical Dialogue”

Amy Nicole Schwartz talks about jokes, failure, and what’s missing from graphic design discourse today.<p><b>Doreen Lorenzo: How did you know you wanted to be a designer? How did you get here?</b> <b><br>Amy Nicole Schwartz:</b> My passion for design came out of my love of writing. When I was in high school I was very …

Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option

Politics and polling data reveal a remarkable shift in American attitudes toward socialism. More Democrats now view socialism favorably (42 percent) …

50 essential books every graphic designer should read

When it comes to seeking inspiration and learning, graphic designers are spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at our fingertips, all …

5 Ways that Gen Z Is Changing the World

One of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. is the business of decoding Generation Z, the 12 to 20-year-old cohort following fast on the heels of Millennials. Hardly a week goes by without some group or another declaring that it has cracked the code of what makes Gen Z tick. As a …

Millennials

Daniel Arnold's Brilliant Street Photography Captures Everyday Life in Brooklyn

His new book showcases the strangeness you can find just walking around the neighborhood of Greenpoint.<p>I love Daniel Arnold's work, and we've been lucky enough at VICE to finagle him into doing some great projects for us this past year. He's a street photographer other street photographers are …

Street Photography

I loved the beat generation. Then I realised it has no place for women

The literary world has become more gender-inclusive since the beats of the 1950s. Just as well, because it’s jarring to find yourself in love with a world that doesn’t love you back<p>The first real book I ever read was Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. I read it simply because, in the stubborn …

Literature

I'm Not Male. I'm Not Female. Please Don't Ask Me About My Junk.

And other helpful tips. Not from "him" or "her," but from "them."<p>You'd be surprised how many people ask me about my crotch. It's a lot. I have had people ask me which "parts" I have, how they look, what I plan to do with them. I don't run around with a sign that says "ask me about my crotch," but …

LGBTQ

Kanye West can have kissing mural painted over if he buys one-off print, artist Scott Marsh says

Looming six metres above the ground, rapper Kayne West stands impressively in a lover's embrace — with himself.<p>Painted against a whitewashed wall, …

Streetwear

How a Street Artist Secretly Painted an Urban-Scale Mural in Cairo

All over the world street artists have become famous by surreptitiously adding swabs of paint or wheatpaste to city walls. But the most remarkable …

Art Basel in Hong Kong: Pictures

Art

Rejection of LGBT Christian Ads Shows Limits of Social Media

<i>"Jesus Dies" by Douglas Blanchard</i><p>Too sexy, too violent -- these are the reasons given for repeated rejections of social-media ads for an art book with an LGBT vision of Jesus. Maybe they are just too queer.<p>"The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision" is not pornography and shows no more nudity or violence …

President Obama, Who Has Run Out of F*cks, Just Burned Ted Cruz

In response to Cruz's batshit proposal about Muslims.<p>You want to know what it's like to be president of the United damn States, and there's nothing anybody can do about it, and you no longer have any fcks left in that big old bag to give?<p>This is how it is.<p>"As far as the notion of having …

Ted Cruz
Barack Obama

Kshama Sawant Lays Out Why We Are So Over Capitalism Right Now

<b>A specter is haunting America</b>, and it rhymes with “hopeful prism.”<p>That’s right: the S-word, “socialism.” In the U.S. during the Cold War, the term …

Why Ellen Page's New LGBTQ Doc 'Gaycation' Is So Necessary

The actress' series on discrimination around the world unveils a dangerous reality—and a way forward.<p>Imagine that you live in a country where every day, someone like you is murdered, and the average life expectancy in your community is only 30 years old. This is what it's like to be trans in …

LGBTQ

How Bernie Sanders Changed the Word 'Socialism' in the U.S.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may not win the Democratic presidential nominee this year, but he has already changed how American politics relates to …

Want to reject America’s Puritanism, workaholism and toxic obsession with stuff? Read Jim Harrison’s brilliant books

With a new collection of novellas, Harrison once again claims his unique place in American letters<p>In an episode of the Anthony Bourdain television program “No Reservations,” Jim Harrison offers a succinct summary of his beautifully subversive philosophy: “You have to follow the affections of your …