The Vice Guide to Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll
Santrauka: What started out as a few Montreal drug addicts scamming welfare make-work programs back in 1994 has become a global empire of hedonism known simply as VICE. From a 16-page newspaper about punk bands and violence to stores, a clothing line, VICE Films, VICE TV, VICE Records, viceland.com, etc., VICE has become much more than a way for three guys to get laid. It's become a ...more The Vice Guide to Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll by Suroosh Alvi, Gavin McInnes, and Shane Smith, eds In the mid 1990s three motley, smart-ass Canadian guys – Suroosh Alvi, Gavin McInnes, and Shane Smith – fell to earth from, respectively, a stint in narco rehab, a make-work welfare program, and a no-future punk band. These three put their special, bizarre powers to work on an ailing Montreal free newspaper, transforming The Voice of Montreal into shiny, poppin’ fresh VICE, a style magazine cooler than anything on earth (for a while). This new anthology is a representative collection of the magazine’s glory days. Deadpan, wayward, and brutally honest, glossy new VICE plunged down journalistic wormholes few other magazines had even charted, publishing such articles as “The VICE Guide To Shagging Muslims,” “Was Jesus Gay?,” and “Interview with the Guy Who Did Acid for a Year,” not to mention tips on how to improvise a vagina in prison and what it’s like to be shot by your mom. By changing the way youth magazines are written, designed, and distributed, Canada’s own VICE managed to unseat such hoary despots of trend as the U.K.’s Dazed and Confused and Sleazenation.