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​Where No One Knows Your Name: Returning to the Bar I Learned to Drink In

Posted July 28, 2016 by Patrick Lejtenyi

At Montreal’s Bifteck St-Laurent, time is a drunk circle.

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An Oral History of ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’

Posted July 27, 2016 by Anonymous

AKA the show that broke Drake.

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The Surprising Number of Middle-Aged White Men Who Think About Faking Their Own Deaths

Posted July 23, 2016 by Anonymous

In Elizabeth Greenwood’s latest book, Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud we learn about the cottage industry that’s cropped up around “pseudocide”.

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The “Good Guy With a Gun” Myth

Posted July 18, 2016 by Anonymous

On the windy bluffs of Weehawken, New Jersey, overlooking Manhattan, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr…

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Why ‘OJ: Made in America’ Is the Best Documentary You’ll See This Year

Posted July 16, 2016 by Anonymous

This eight-hour TV documentary pulls off a ridiculous feat in storytelling and editing, drawing you into a narrative that ought to be exhausted by now.

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Why ‘Mr. Robot’ Is One of TV’s Best Shows

Posted July 15, 2016 by Anonymous

The second season of USA’s buzzy hacker show is off to a great start—but will it stay that way?

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When Auschwitz Becomes a Poke Stop

Posted July 13, 2016 by Anonymous

Last week we watched death on our smartphones. We witnessed the light drain out of Philando Castile’s…

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We Talked to ‘Orange is the New Black’ Star Samira Wiley About Orlando and Black Lives Matter

Posted July 6, 2016 by Anonymous

The series star gets emotional about pride in the wake of Orlando and life after Orange. She also tried Canada’s most controversial cocktail.

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Remembering Brutalism: the MySpace Literary Movement that Everyone Hated

Posted July 2, 2016 by Anonymous

Ten years since the self-promoting literary group opened their manifesto with, “We’re the Brutalists—fuck you,” what happened to their brand of raw writing?

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High Wire: The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Posted June 30, 2016 by Anonymous

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.

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Is Satan Still a Big Deal in 2016?

Posted June 27, 2016 by Anonymous

We caught up with the team behind the surprise hit, Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s, about our obsession with the devil.

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We Spent the Weekend at Atlantic Canada’s First All-Women Biker Fest

Posted June 27, 2016 by Anonymous

Don’t ask these women to ride bitch.

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What It’s Like to Take Opioids for Pain

Posted June 25, 2016 by Anonymous

Read an excerpt from Carlyn Zwarenstein’s Opium Eater: The New Confessions.

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Everyone Needs to Watch This New Heritage Minute About Residential Schools

Posted June 21, 2016 by Anonymous

In honour of National Aboriginal Day, Historica Canada updated the hokey historical video series with an honest, emotional look at residential schools.

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Getting Rid of the Bro Language in ‘O Canada’ Is a Good Start, but Let’s Keep Going

Posted June 16, 2016 by VICE Staff

‘O Canada’ was written approximately one million years ago; it could use some modern updates.

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We Talked to Actors of Colour About How Hard It Is to Book Roles in Canada

Posted June 15, 2016 by Anonymous

Echoing Aziz Ansari in ‘Master of None,’ these actors are tired of being typecast or not cast at all.

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What Your Favourite Karaoke Song Says About You

Posted June 14, 2016 by Anonymous

Read this story to learn the one surefire song to get you laid.

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How Robert Rodriguez’s Lucha Libre Telenovela Helped Me Love Professional Wrestling Again

Posted June 6, 2016 by Anonymous

Sometimes you just want to watch guys pretending to be dragons and hell demons do some crazy flips.

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VICE Meets: Talking Art, Acid, and Architecture with Filmmaker Jonathan Meades

Posted June 6, 2016 by VICE Staff

The British cultural icon talks about his new documentary Ben Building, which looks at the architecture of Fascist Italy.

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Why This Famous Cartoonist Moved to a Secluded Canadian Island

Posted May 16, 2016 by Anonymous

We talked to Kate Beaton of ‘Hark! A Vagrant’ about banjo picking in Williamsburg, living next to nuns in Nova Scotia, and her two years in Fort Mac.

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How TV Cop Thriller ‘Undercover’ Masterfully Handles Race in Britain

Posted May 15, 2016 by Anonymous

If you’re not watching it already, the six-part drama is well worth it for characters who break out of tired racial stereotype boxes and reinvent the black British experience on TV.

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What Does It Mean to Be an Indigenous Man in 2016?

Posted May 12, 2016 by Anonymous

A new book looks at the complex reality and why even just exploring the topic is a difficult task.

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People Told Us About What It’s LIke Dealing with Colourism

Posted May 9, 2016 by Anonymous

We talked to people about battling light-skinned and dark-skinned stereotypes.

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Talking to Artist Sean Scully About Addiction, Death, and Ai Wei Wei

Posted May 9, 2016 by Anonymous

We went to Nanjing to hang out with the famous Irish painter, and talked state censorship, grief, and why he’s skeptical about China’s most famous dissident artist.

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Canadian Cannabis: Canadian Cannabis: Candyland

Posted May 5, 2016 by VICE Staff

VICE host and medical marijuana patient Damian Abraham tries to find out if a weed soda or a chronic cookie can really be considered medicine as more customers are coming through the doors of their local Toronto dispensary looking for edibles.

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Canada’s Last Reindeer Herder Is Quitting and Replacing Him Is Almost Impossible

Posted May 3, 2016 by Anonymous

As Indigenous reindeer herders die out, filling their shoes will be increasingly difficult, putting Canada’s Inuit people at risk.

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We Talked to the Instagram Poet Tackling Periods, Patriarchy, and South Asian Taboos

Posted May 2, 2016 by Anonymous

Daily VICE caught up with 23-year-old Rupi Kaur to talk about her poetry and the new wave of South Asian female artists smashing the patriarchy.

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Hollywood’s Latest Whitewash: What Doctor Strange’s Casting of Tilda Swinton Means

Posted April 27, 2016 by Anonymous

As a Tibetan, it sucks that Hollywood is downplaying Tibet’s existence to make more money.

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Hanging Out With the World’s Pinball Wizard, Who Just Wants to Level Up in Life

Posted April 26, 2016 by Sarah Berman

Fresh off his first world title victory, we caught up with Gagno and the filmmakers behind Wizard Mode, a documentary about his rise to the top.

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Meet the Cartoonist Trying to Convince the World the Virgin Mary Was a Sex Worker

Posted April 25, 2016 by Anonymous

Chester Brown talks about paying for sex, the spiritual dimensions of prostitution, and his new, sex-charged reimagining of the Bible.

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We Asked Europeans How Much They Care About Shakespeare

Posted April 23, 2016 by VICE Staff

It’s the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death today, but does anyone outside of Britain give a shit?

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How to Write a ‘Radical’ Play About Mao, Modern Politics, and the Chinese Revolution

Posted April 18, 2016 by Anonymous

We Spoke to Anders Lustgarten about his epic new play ‘The Sugar Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie.’

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Immigrants Explain What Shocked Them the Most About Canadian Culture

Posted April 18, 2016 by Anonymous

We’re way too nice. Also, we don’t call our erasers “rubbers.”

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What’s It Going to Take for the British Art World to Stop Cozying Up to Big Oil?

Posted April 11, 2016 by Oscar Rickett

We went down to a protest exhibit at the British Museum to find out whether anyone still cares about BP’s relationship with iconic UK cultural institutions.

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What It Was Like Growing Up in a City Colder Than Mars

Posted February 17, 2016 by Anonymous

‘I hate Winnipeg’ might be the most famous lyric written about my home city, but I can’t help but think how the godawful winters helped make us eccentric weirdos.

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There’s Now a Play About the Women Duped into Dating Spy Cops

Posted February 6, 2016 by Anonymous

We spoke to the playwright who turned the women’s stories, of deceit and police infiltration, into theater.

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Brian Evenson’s Writing Is as Brutal as It Is Beautiful

Posted February 5, 2016 by Blake Butler

Evenson’s universe of psycho-cerebral horror is so unsettling that it has the ability to make something about the room in which you read him seem off.

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Australian Dudebros Are Using Canadian Ski Towns As a Never-Ending Bachelor Party

Posted January 26, 2016 by Anonymous

Happy Australia Day to our hard-partying Commonwealth cousins.

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We Hung Out in Ferris Bueller’s Bedroom With the Artists Who Recreated It

Posted January 22, 2016 by Anonymous

Who knew it would be so hard to find a Pepsi can from 1985?

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