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Reaching Space, DIY Style

Copenhagen Suborbitals is an organization hoping to launch humans into space, using a D.I.Y. attitude — they are a self-proclaimed open source, nonprofit space exploration company. In this thirteen-minute documentary, reporters from Vice explain how they’re doing it. Although C.S. has not launched a human into space yet, they’ve put a crash test [...]

Miami Vice

(vimeo link) Cosmic neon animation illustrates the music video for the song “Miami Vice” by Fancy Mike. If you remember the ’80s TV cop series Miami Vice at all, you probably remember it in neon colors. Video by Alexandre Louvenaz. -via Andrew Sulllivan

If Anne Geddes Had Photographed Grown Ups Instead of Cute Babies

What if, instead of cute babies, Anne Geddes photographs grown ups dressed up as animals and flowers? Well, wonder no more. VICE Magazine called upon photographer Lee Goldup to make that a reality: Link [...]

10 Scandalous VP Stories Worth a Warm Bucket of Spit

Getty Images This morning Mitt Romney tapped Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. John Nance Garner, FDR’s first vice president, either said the VP position wasn’t worth “a warm pitcher of piss” or “a warm bucket of spit.” Whatever body fluid and receptacle he really used, you get the idea. But that doesn’t mean [...]

The Vice Presidents That History Forgot

Schuyler Colfax Writer Tony Horwitz visited the Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center in Huntington, Indiana. It is the only museum dedicated to the 47 vice-presidents of the United States. Museum director Daniel Johns admits the title of second banana is not held in high regard. “Ridicule is an occupational hazard of the job,” Johns observes, leading me [...]

The Vice President Who Wrote a Hit Song

History buffs might know the name Charles Dawes, which probably sounds vaguely familiar but can’t-quite-place-him to the rest of us. Here’s a refresher: he was Calvin Coolidge’s vice president. They hated each other. Long before he was Coolidge’s second-in-command, however, Dawes was a pianist and composer. In fact, he was a member of Phi Mu Alpha [...]

Fashion Cats Book Being Released

(Video Link) Vice Books is releasing a new title based exclusively around kitties and their fashionable styles. All of the delightful outfits are by Japanese cat fashion designer Takako Iwasa. Via Laughing Squid

Pakistani Homemade Machine Gun Market

From the folks at Vice Magazine comes this mini documentary on the Pakistani Homemade Machine gun market. It gives an in depth look (with photos and video) of how arms are created, bought and sold in that part of the world. The bulk of Pakistan’s homemade automatic weapons and explosive devices are forged, built and sold [...]

NSFW Reviews of Classical Music

Leave it to Vice Magazine to dirty up what is otherwise the most straight-laced and coma-inducing genre of writing imaginable: reviews of classical music albums. But just because Vice has a potty mouth doesn’t mean they don’t take the music seriously, which makes for some seriously interesting reading, even for people who aren’t flipping out [...]

The Vice Guides to Travel

For the past few years, VICE magazine has been dispatching correspondents to far-flung, weird and dangerous parts of the world — places you would never, never think of taking the family on vacation — and they’ve been coming back with amazing footage. North Korea, Chernobyl and Liberia have all been visited by VICE’s foul-mouthed hipsters, [...]