Sunday, September 6, 2009

Vice



Vice is one of my favourite magazines. Not only is it originally from Montreal, but it's free, it's hilarious, it's controversial, and it covers everything that's hip. They feature a wicked Do's and Don't section, but they also tackle deeper issues in the form of mini-documentaries on VBS.TV.

A few years ago, two of Vice journalists entered North Korea, and they documented their experience on this fascinating feature, The Vice Guide To North Korea. I've always been intrigued with anything relating to North Korea, and while being so close to it in Seoul, I deeply regret not going to the DMZ to get a bit closer. As terrifying and sad as it sounds, I'm still fascinated. If you haven't seen it yet, watch this.

picture via viceland.com

15 comments:

thevoyageofv said...

The vice comments are so horrible and mean, but sooo funny. The best one I ever read was so fucked up. It was a shot of a little kid (like 3 or 4) in a velour track suit shot from behind, and it said "Nice purple track suit you fat fuck." Ouch.
I didn't know Vice was from Montreal! Go Canucks, right?
(I hope my comment doesn't get angry comments. I don't write Vice people!)

Vivian said...

Vanessa- I know, Vice can be so mean, and vulgar. Sometimes I'm so fed up with their comments, but some of them are actually hilarious. My worst nightmare is to be feature in the Don't section of Vice.

Clarity said...

Interesting, if it's hilarious and irreverant but true - I like it.

Do you think they distribute in London?

Thevoyageofv - how could you?! Kidding :) I can't imagine anyone being offended by a quote.

Vivian - you HAVE to start posting some of the inner pages or send it to London.

Vivian said...

Clarity- I think they do have a London issue. It's always a bit hard to find the magazine since it's free, but they usually have it in some "trendy" shops.

Tania said...

I'd never heard about this magazine! Gosh, i need to check it out, otherwise i'll feel excluded U.U
xx
tania

Kelly said...

what a crazy magazine! i've never heard of it!! i guess i need to go and check it out :)

p.s. vanessa is hilarious.

Eva Internazionale said...

I'll check out that magazine.

In response to your comment -- I went to film school in NYC last year and made some films there, now I consider myself a freelancer. :) (working on a short script right now)

Laura Taylor said...

I love vice magazine, we always have them at work, always filled with quirky stuff! Lovely blog xx

St├ęphanie said...

What a crazy mag' !
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Taylor Sterling said...

I have hardly heard of this magazine. I'll have to check it out!

Anait said...

Ahhh...I miss Vice, and Montreal (I grew up there!). I love your blog...it gives me a daily dose of Montreal to keep the yearning at bay :)

K @ Blog Goggles said...

You never made it to the DMZ? That's a shame. I really want to visit it someday. Of course, first I have to go to Korea...

Eva Internazionale said...

P.S. I hope you'll be able to go back to Seoul one day to live there too. :) These cities ...

Rebecca said...

wow...what a video...

mel said...

i actually don't know this mag.but i really really like this cover.very nice picture