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Triple the size of your laptop's screen with Slidenjoy

Looking to gain some extra screen real estate for your laptop, that doesn't weigh a ton? Slidenjoy, now on Kickstarter, might be just the thing.<p>As a writer, I always thought I'd spend more time in atmospheric cafes working on my stories than in the basement office where I usually am. I'm frequently …

Meet Monika Mogi, Tokyo's Photography Prodigy

At just 22, she has an impressive list of credits and the photo skills to back them up.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>I met Monika Mogi a few years ago in LA while we were both nervously standing around at the Ardorous/Rookie group show in which we both had work. Her boyfriend had …

Explore the Gross, Cultish 3D World of Worlds Inc. Before It's Lost Forever

Worlds Inc. is a company that runs and maintains a very basic 3D chat client first introduced in 1995 and has, over time, become a cesspool of the darker side of human nature.<p>When old parts of the internet go dark, people become very unhappy about the loss of their culture. The Prodigy client, for …

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The Video Game That Goes in Search of God

"Pneuma: Breath of Life" puts you right at the heart of a unique god complex.<p>What is the psychological impact of living in a world you know to be a total fabrication? Once a matter for textbooks and drunken, early morning chinwags, the question seems drastically more pressing in an age of …

Anyone Can Join This Record Label for Just $250

Wiener Records, an offshoot of garage rock label Burger Records, is allowing anyone with a couple hundred bucks to get a record deal.<p>There was once a time when you had to sit or stand in a recording studio, carefully position expensive and fragile mics in front of amps and drum kits, then actually …

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The Elusive Creator of the Most Terrifying Video Games

In his first interview in years, Osamu Sato, the shadowy creator behind some of the most bizarre games ever, speaks out.<p>His spirit roams the internet throughout niche video game forums. His ​day-to-day tweets call forth daily happenings. But he's all but disappeared from the gaming industry. Osamu …

How a 60-Minute Teaser Became One of the Best Video Games of 2014

The 'P.T.' trailer scared me more than I've ever been scared before.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Of all the things I could have expected from the balmy nothingness of August—besides being coerced into muggy drinks cramped onto a pavement with all the dickheads from work—a …

Why Don’t We Finish Our Favorite Video Games?

Here are five reasons gamers tend to put their controllers down and move on to the next items on their to-play lists.<p>It hopefully hasn't escaped your attention that one of the best games of 2013, <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>, is about to complete its transfer from previous-gen systems to the visual …

Top tips for new app developers: Here’s what you need to know

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Startup Stock Photos<p>The mobile applications landscape has evolved faster than anyone anticipated. According to Markets …

Horror Legends Describe the Scariest Things That Have Ever Happened to Them

Featuring Stories from Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Clive Barker, and more.<p>Horror filmmakers have provided us with enough fuel for a lifetime of nightmares full of crazy killers, dissected mutants, alien births, and rotten flesh as it’s torn apart. If this is the kind of thing that comes from the …

The Dos and Don’ts of Making a Horror Video Game

I recently spoke to Frictional Games’ Thomas Grip—the creative director behind titles like <i>Penumbra: Overture</i> and <i>Amnesia: The Dark Descent</i>—about the state of the genre.<p><i>Amnesia: The Dark Descent</i><p>October: the spookiest month of the year. Halloween is coming up, and to accompany that …

A Science-Fiction Classic Still Smolders

The abbey at Monte Cassino is situated atop a rocky hill about eighty miles south of Rome and was founded in 529 by St. Benedict of Nursia. It was there that the Benedictine order established the principles of Western monasticism. From Monte Cassino, monks went out and set up monasteries across the …

13 Google Chrome extensions you should know about

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Google Chrome is a great browser made even better by options for customization. What makes Chrome a really personal browser …

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We Met the Star of 'Samurai Cop,' One of the Best (and Worst) Action Movies of All Time

<i>Samurai Cop</i> is one of those weird relics of the VHS era—full of unintentionally hilarious dialogue and gratuitous sex scenes, with a cult of devoted fans—and now there's a sequel in development. I met up with the film's star, Matt Hannon, to...<p><i>Original photos by Micah Brooke</i><p><i>Samurai Cop</i> is …

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Were 'Devil Worshipper' Yazidis There for the Birth of Human Culture?

As well as the attempted annihilation of an ethnic group, it’s also their religion IS want to destroy. One of the strangest survivals throughout the entirety of human culture, their faith has been viewed as so subversive and unsettling that it’s...<p><i>Yazidi refugees receiving support from the</i> …

Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules for (Criminal) Success and Happiness

Timothy Olyphant, star of TV’s Justified, reads a passage from the 1976 novel Swag.<p>Elmore Leonard, who died almost exactly one year ago, was probably the most cinematic novelist in the English language, known for his unerringly spare prose and ear-pleasing dialogue. Despite this, his writing …

We Asked a War Correspondent About the Origins of ISIS

Anand Gopal talked to us about the beheading of journalists and why the US needs to stay the hell out of Iraq.<p><i>IS Members. Still from Islamic State.</i><p>Anand Gopal’s job is to report from the front lines of conflict. He spent years as the <i>Wall Street Journal’s</i> reporter in Afghanistan, and in a few months …

Excerpt from Alejandro Jodorowsky's Autobiographical Novel, 'Where the Bird Sings Best'

<i>Where the Bird Sings Best</i> 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.<p><i>Illustrations by Eko</i><p>In 1903, Teresa, my paternal grandmother, …

Meet the Journalist Who Crushes War Criminals

I spoke to Allan Nairn about confronting mass murderers and ruining their political careers. His specialty being US-backed atrocities, Nairn has reported from the killing fields of Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Indonesia.<p><i>Allan Nairn (Screen grab via)</i><p>Like many great journalist-activists, you …

Yes, It Could Happen Again

Instability in Ukraine, chaos in Syria, conflict in the East China Sea—the trigger points for World War III are in place.<p>Pessimism is a useful prism through which to view the affairs of states. Their ambition to gain, retain, and project power is never sated. Optimism, toward which Americans are …

Morgellons: A hidden epidemic or mass hysteria?

It all started in August 2007, on a family holiday in New England. Paul had been watching Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix with his wife and two sons, and he had started to itch. His legs, his arms, his torso – it was everywhere. It must be fleas in the seat, he decided.<p>But the 55-year-old …

Unlocking The Eclectic: A Conversation With Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler

As hip-hop morphed and evolved through the 1980's and into the 90's, a trio called Digable Planets was one of a handful to marry jazzwith rap. At the end of a slick-tongued verse on the group's Grammy-winning single, "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)," the MC who called himself Butterfly made a …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Rehabilitating the Swastika

An advertisement for the website proswastika.org flew over Coney Island and Long Beach this weekend as part of an effort to destigmatize the swastika. Here's a few other ways to fix the reputation of the religious symbol made infamous by the Nazis.<p><i>Photo via Rehabilitate the Swastika's Facebook …

Aaron Swartz and 21st-Century Martyrdom

Brian Knappenberger's documentary <i>The Internet's Own Boy</i> speaks to Aaron Swartz's martyrdom and a deep strain of malevolence in American culture.<p><i>Aaron Swartz at a rally against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in 2012. Photo via Flickr user Daniel J. Sieradski</i><p>In early 2013, David Karp, the …

Ida Lupino’s Prescient “Outrage”

“Outrage,” a Hollywood movie from 1950, looks intimately, painfully, and analytically at what we now know to call rape culture. It’s one of the crucial movies of the era, and it’s not easy to find. It was directed by Ida Lupino, who is familiar as one of the hard-edged and worldly-wise actresses of …

Ditch 'Old Hickory' and Put Martin Luther King on the $20 Bill

The civil-rights leader helped America to realize its founding ideals as surely as any president, and ending the run of exclusively white faces on bank notes is long overdue.<p>During the 2008 election, Thomas Chatterton Williams wrote an article for <i>Culture11</i> about the significance of a Barack Obama …

Sikhs clash at Golden Temple in Amritsar

At least 12 people have been injured during clashes which broke out between Sikhs at Amritsar's Harmandir Sahib, or Golden Temple, the religion's holiest shrine, in northern India.<p>Kiran Jyoti Kaur, a spokesperson for the temple, told the AP news agency that members of a Sikh group brandishing …

Batman's Traumatic Origins

A horror in Bruce Wayne's childhood created the Dark Knight. Did a real-life childhood horror create Bruce Wayne?<p>When a really bad thing happens to children unexpectedly, the event can change them forever. As a child psychologist, I see firsthand what that means. Traumatized children often try to …