Interviews With Bad Men
On Wednesday May 2, J.T. Ready ended a violent argument in his Arizona home with a rampage. Ready killed his girlfriend, three other adults and a toddler before committing suicide. His actions marked an explosive and tragic end to a colorful career as a cause-hopping rebel who bounced between various extreme social movements using xenophobic and racist rhetoric to grab the spotlight along the way. The Christian Science Monitor goes more in-depth:
Occupy Wall Street
Update: Vice has wrote to us that they aren’t behind the Occupy Williamsburg thing. They just tweeted about it. So it’s still not a joke, except the joke that Vice was making when they tweeted “Not a joke.”
Oh please, Vice magazine. We know you are owned by HBO. We know that your current homepage features men in nice suits with signs saying “Suck 1% of My Dick.“
So what are you trying to prove with tonight’s event?
Last night The Observer hopped on a hot, sweaty subway and emerged in the hot, sweaty Lower East Side. We trudged, wiping the sweat from our brow, to the Vice Magazine Photo Show.
Arriving at the door of the gallery, a mob of perspiring partiers was causing the doorman and bouncer much distress. “Everybody back Read More
American Apparel’s financial future continues to look bleak, and the retailer may be forced to cut back on its signature ads. WWD reports that in the last year already, AA’s advertising, trade show and catalogue spending fell by $9.6 million, mostly in advertising. So what does this mean for the Read More
Hipsters, journalists and VIPs from all walks of creativity crowded the meatpacking district’s multi-tiered Milk gallery Saturday afternoon for the Creator’s Project — an arts event-cum-music festival sponsored by Intel and Vice magazine. Once out of the swelter, attendees crammed into the building’s freight elevators to gawk at the multimedia orgy, where TV screens filled Read More
Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes, represented by Byrd Leavell of Waxman, has sold a collection of stories to Brant Ramble at Scribner.
The book will be called The Death of Cool, but McInnes says the subtitle remains undetermined: he was considering “From Teenage Rebellion to the Hangover of Parenthood,” but “the daddy thing” is only about Read More
Today, a bicoastal examination of the future of media.
Dave Eggers spoke recently at Berkeley’s J-School about print journalism. He and fellow McSweeney’s leaders took the opportunity to explain the economics of the quarterly’s recent newspaper experiment, the Panorama. Reports SF Weekly:
Many people assumed Dave Eggers’ business model for the next-generation Read More
File this one under “surprising unions”: Vice and CNN have announced a content-sharing partnership. A new show produced by the irreverent hipster magazine’s online television arm, VBS.tv, will appear each Wednesday on CNN.com, along with archived material from VBS.tv’s international reporting.
Vice, according to their press release, is pleased:
“Most people reading this press release Read More
On my way to meet the Last Crack Hipster, I bought a soda at a bodega around the corner from where he lives in Brooklyn. I must have missed him by a minute. The bodega sells crack pipes, too. Most bodegas in the city do. The pipes used to be disguised as glass tubes, corked Read More
In these ugly media times, the media party calendar is looking unusually thin this month. Sure, Gourmet is still throwing their party tonight and Cosmopolitan had its own party earlier this week, but the Manhattan magazine party circuit, particularly in October, ain’t what it used to be.
So, off to Brooklyn we go! Vice Magazine is throwing an absurdly Read More