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No One Can Ever Replace Gene Wilder

Posted August 30, 2016 by Mike Pearl

You could lift, say, Cary Grant out of a role and simply replace him with his modern equivalent, George Clooney, but I doubt anyone could possibly be a “modern Gene Wilder.”

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on love and friendship

Posted August 29, 2016 by Anonymous

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Please Kill Me: Andy Warhol Wanted Lou Reed to Be His ‘Mickey Mouse’

Posted August 28, 2016 by Anonymous

The authors of Please Kill Me talked with Warhol’s “boy,” Billy Name, a key figure in the 60s art scene who built the Factory, as well as witnessed the rise of Edie Sedgwick, the Velvet Underground’s breakup, and the time Warhol was almost murdered…

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Comics: ‘Vania The Bear Versus Radioactive Hellrats,’ Today’s Comic by Pedro d’Apremont, Gabriel Góes, and Cynthia Bonacossa

Posted August 28, 2016 by Anonymous

Vania the Bear and friends head to the countryside to hunt radioactive hellrats in exchange for discount coupons in this epic seven-page comic. They also dance in a circle around a boombox together, as is their fashion.

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How Frank Ocean Conquered the World

Posted August 25, 2016 by Anonymous

It’s all about swagger and sway, confidence and influence.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: Someone Uploaded the Ring Video Online in the First ‘Rings’ Trailer

Posted August 24, 2016 by Lincoln Michel

Samara, the killer ghost, has expanded her murder spree beyond a few random VHS tape viewers for this Ring sequel—which is useful since no one owns VHS players anymore.

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Would the Rape Allegation Against Nate Parker Play Out Differently Today?

Posted August 23, 2016 by Anonymous

The director of early Oscar favorite The Birth of a Nation was acquitted after a 1999 rape allegation, but that was another era when it comes to how sexual assault is discussed in America.

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Autobiographies: Empress Of Shares the Inspirations Behind Her Breakout Album ‘Me’

Posted August 23, 2016 by VICE Staff

On this episode of Autobiographies, the singer-songwriter walks us through the process behind creating her debut album and becoming a breakthrough experimental pop artist.

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Comics: ‘Moriyama’s Dog,’ Today’s Comic by Berliac

Posted August 21, 2016 by Anonymous

An agoraphobic manga artist is burdened with a dead woman’s dog. Is it a gift or a curse?

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Can You Tell from a Child’s Behaviour If They’ll Grow Up to Be a Prick?

Posted August 21, 2016 by Anonymous

This week sees the release of a new film about a spoiled little boy who grows up into a demagogue. But is that trajectory ever that easy to identify?

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‘Ben-Hur’ Couldn’t Have Been Worse

Posted August 20, 2016 by Anonymous

The new version of the Charlton Heston epic barely qualifies as a remake. In fact, it barely qualifies as a film.

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The Iconic Drag Queen Behind Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’

Posted August 19, 2016 by Anonymous

Frank Ocean’s sampling of ballroom queen Crystal LaBeija pays direct homage to a figure integral to the nightlife culture of the LGBTQ community of colour.

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​On Gord Downie, My Dad, and the People We Take For Granted

Posted August 19, 2016 by Anonymous

Hello, I am here with yet another emo Tragically Hip thinkpiece.

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​We Have Some Thoughts About This Week’s ‘Best’ Trailers

Posted August 19, 2016 by Anonymous

It’s Friday afternoon, what else do you have to do but watch some explosions?

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Michael: ‘An Obnoxious Aquaintance Returns,’ Today’s Comic by Stephen Maurice Graham

Posted August 18, 2016 by Anonymous

An obnoxious neighbor ambushes Michael in his parent’s basement. Can things get any worse for poor Michael?

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Autobiographies: Cillian Murphy Talks About Tackling Eclectic Roles and His Love of Storytelling

Posted August 18, 2016 by VICE Staff

The Peaky Blinders actor discusses the evolution of his career in this episode of the VICE series Autobiographies.

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Comics: ‘Treasure Chest,’ Today’s Comic by Dame Darcy

Posted August 17, 2016 by Anonymous

A mermaid lures horny sailors to their doom in this new comic by comics legend, Dame Darcy.

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This Gay Porn Company Is Upending the Definition of Porn

Posted August 17, 2016 by Anonymous

The studio is staking a claim that gay porn can be diverse, experimental, contemplative, complex—and still hot.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: ‘Arrival’ Looks Like It Will Make Up for a Lousy Year for Sci-Fi Movies

Posted August 16, 2016 by Lincoln Michel

If your idea of great science fiction is Blade Runner, Gattaca, or 2001: A Space Odyssey, then Arrival should be a treat.

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Leslie’s Diary Comics: ‘Leslie the Thief,’ Today’s Comic by Leslie Stein

Posted August 15, 2016 by Anonymous

Leslie tells true stories pulled from her real life. Here’s a story about her being a teenage thief.

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Great Films Don’t Need Reboots, But These Terrible Movies Do

Posted August 15, 2016 by Anonymous

Hollywood has been going about remakes the wrong way.

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Comics: ‘What’s Wrong with Me?’ Today’s Comic by Berliac

Posted August 13, 2016 by Anonymous

A young woman wonders what is wrong with her in this strange manga.

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Comics: Lucy Makes Friends with a Tiger in Today’s Comic by Akvile Magicdust

Posted August 12, 2016 by Anonymous

Lucy is the main character in our new weekly comic, Lucy the Confused Girl, by Akvile Magicdust.

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Here’s What Kurt Cobain Originally Wanted to Do for the  ‘All Apologies’ Video

Posted August 12, 2016 by VICE Staff

Bobcat Goldthwait tells us about the time he brainstormed music video ideas with Kurt while on tour with Nirvana.

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​‘Hell or High Water’ Might Be the Best Crime Movie of the Year

Posted August 12, 2016 by Anonymous

The heist thriller about a pair of bank-robbing Texas brothers is as gripping as it is politically minded.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: Here’s the ‘Rogue One’ Trailer but Don’t Get Too Excited

Posted August 12, 2016 by VICE Staff

Everything we’ve seen from teasers and trailers make the movie look like superb, but can we trust them?

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Has Obama Ever Listened to Punk? An Investigation

Posted August 12, 2016 by Anonymous

The president loves all kinds of music, but never includes anything close to punk on his playlists. What gives, Barack?

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Leslie’s Diary Comics: ‘Vanguard,’ Today’s Comic by Leslie Stein

Posted August 8, 2016 by Anonymous

Leslie went to a jazz club to draw. This is how that went. Follow along on a true life adventure.

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Comics: ‘Alphabet Junction: Splash Therapy,” a Comic by Brian Blomerth

Posted August 7, 2016 by Anonymous

Yorna gets some much needed advice from her surfer therapist in this week’s comic from Brian Blomerth.

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The Strange Film About a Lost Ed Ruscha Sculpture Hidden in the Desert

Posted August 7, 2016 by Anonymous

In Where Is Rocky II? the co-writer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind hires a private detective to find a piece of art Ed Ruscha supposedly hid in the middle of the Mojave Desert.

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We Asked Bands About Their Worst Festival Experiences

Posted August 6, 2016 by Gregory Adams

“We’re out of here! Fuck you, Whistler!”

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Hollywood Keeps Hiring White Men to Do an Asian’s Job

Posted August 1, 2016 by Anonymous

The trailer for The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, set off a firestorm of criticism about Hollywood’s whitewashing problem. We spoke to writer J. Y. Yang, who’s writing a novel inspired by the backlash.

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Comics: ‘Feelings,’ Today’s Comic by Line Hoj Hostrup

Posted July 23, 2016 by Anonymous

What do you do with your bad feelings? This lady builds little clay monsters.

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How 2 Live Crew’s Fresh Kid Ice Became a Worldwide Sex Symbol

Posted July 23, 2016 by Anonymous

2 Live Crew’s founder recounts his rise to fame as one of the first notable Asian rappers in America.

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‘Author: The JT Leroy Story’ Goes Inside One of the Greatest Scandals in Modern Literature

Posted July 22, 2016 by VICE Staff

Director Jeff Feurzeig’s film tells us the story of Laura Albert, the woman who fooled the nation with her fictional alter-ego.

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The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election: What Republicans Think of Kanye West

Posted July 22, 2016 by Anonymous

I decided to ask Republican delegates from all over the country if they needed Yeezus the way Kathy Lee needed Regis.

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John Bradley of ‘Game of Thrones’ Told Us About How His Nice Face Can Hide Inner Evil

Posted July 20, 2016 by Mike Pearl

The Traders actor’s take on Samwell Tarly—the nicest man in Westeros—is surprisingly dark.

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The Meaning of Studio Ghibli’s ‘Spirited Away,’ the Best Animated Film of All Time

Posted July 20, 2016 by Anonymous

On the 15th anniversary of Miyazaki’s cult animation, a look back on its huge global significance.

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VICE Shorts: This Heartbreaking Short Film Perfectly Depicts the Pain of Losing a Parent

Posted July 20, 2016 by Jeffrey Bowers

We spoke to filmmaker Jim Cummings about his award-winning film Thunder Road and how he got the rights to use the Springsteen classic that inspired it.

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The Artist: ‘The Artist Goes Crazy from Instagram,’ Today’s Comic by Anna Haifisch

Posted July 19, 2016 by Anonymous

Another artist brags about the volume of their creative output and it sends the Artist into a tailspin.

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