Did you know we’ve been releasing a free iPad edition of every VICE issue since 2012, packed full of special features, extras, and exclusives? If not, you need to crawl out from beneath that big ball sack you’ve been hiding under and immediately download all of the great content we’ve cooked up.
Earlier this month, we released our annual Fashion Issue, which was sex themed. The concept lead to us explore everything from the hairy butts of women to the nuns in latex. As per usual, the iPad edition of the issue is bursting with dope, new shit. Here is a rundown of all the goodies:
— VICE’s Creative Director Annette Lamothe-Ramos introduces the issue with a video, detailing how we acquired the incredible Robert Mapplethorpe portfolio and cover photo.
— Artist Ole Tillmann’s Wooly Wendy illustration for “In Defense of Hairy Women” gets an interactive update, allowing users to actually add hair to Wooly Wendy’s face.
— In our Duran Duran-themed fashion shoot, “The Chauffeur,” Annette serves up some behind-the-scenes audio commentary.
— Our “Gender Benders” fashion shoot features behind-the-scenes footage our model boys transitioning into sexy-ass bitches.
— Our “Sisters” photo shoot, which has a nunsploitation-theme, features more audio commentary from Annette.
— “Power,” our fashion shoot and feature on the evolution of black masculinity through fashion, boasts beautiful bonus images taken by Awol Erizku.
— “Some Cat from Japan,” our Q&A with famed designer Kansai Yamamoto, features audio commentary from Annette.
— Jocelyn Spaar’s lovely illustrations of panties for Sadie Stein’s essay, ”Ass Menagerie,” features interactive lingerie animation.
— We added the audio version of Rat Tail’s ”2 Butts 4 the Price of 1” to the mysterious artist’s long lost lyrics.
— Milt Abdjourian, the publisher of an imaginary porn and fashion-focused, adds satirical audio commentary to a selection of his vintage cover images.
FREE - Freeskiing’s Journey To Sport’s Biggest Stage
FREE chronicles Freeskiing’s ascension to sports biggest stage, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. VICE followed 4 of the sports most promising young athletes as they fight to make the US Olympic Freestlye Ski team for the sports first ever inclusion in the Winter Games. The forty minute long documentary will give you snap shot of the sport as seen through these four young athletes, getting a glimpse of the past, present, and future of Freeskiing.
We’re Giving Away Tickets to See Kanye’s Yeezus Tour
This month Kanye West is kicking off his first solo tour in five years, starting in Seattle on October 19 with 29 shows stretching across North America. Considering Yeezus is on our shortlist for album of the century and Mr. West is one of the most unpredictable figures in popular music today, there is no question on our mind that this is a tour for the history books. Not to mention, he’s bringing Kendrick Lamar along for the opening slot. The only downside is that tickets to see Yeezy and K-Dot do their thing at any one of the stops along this tour can costs as much $200—that’s a little rich for our blood, considering we’re still paying off our credit card from copping the Air Yeezy IIs.
To help folks like us, who don’t wipe their butts with twenty dollar bills, see the Louis Vuitton Don in IRL, we’re giving away two pairs of tickets that can be used for any ofthese selected dates on the Yeezus tour. To win a pair of tickets, send us a twitpic via Twitter to @VICE and make sure to include the hashtag #SENDITUP. Since anything goes when you’re dealing Kanye West, the picture you send us could be of anything—it could be one of your granny holding on to her 808 drum machine, your cat eating a damn croissant, or a picture of you snorting milk through a straw. There are no rules—just make us laugh, gross us out, or praise Yeezus. The contest starts now and we’ll be accepting pictures until midnight on Sunday, October 13. On Monday, October 14, we’ll announce the winners right here on VICE.com. Who knows, if we dig the pic, you might get a chance to finally see Yeezus ascend back to wherever the fuck he came from like the tour poster suggests.
Our Emmy-nominated HBO show recently wrapped up its first season, and complaint numero uno that we got throughout its run was: “I reaaaalllyyy want to watch your show, but I don’t have HBO.” Well, your cries have been heard. Earlier this week we released the first episode on VICE.com, and episode four went live yesterday. Today we’re giving you the third episode. Why did we post episode four before episode three, you ask? Don’t worry about it. Online media strategies can be very complicated and boring. Just enjoy the show! Next Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll release episodes nine and ten, respectively.
In episode three of VICE, Thomas Morton meets a gun-crazy pastor who teaches his young students gun drills and tactics to disarm attackers, and Shane Smith travels to Fallujah, Iraq, where a rise in birth defects has been linked to the American military’s suspected use of depleted-uranium munitions during the war.
Watch Episode 1 of VICE on HBO for Free, Right Now
Our Emmy-nominated HBO show recently wrapped up its first season, and complaint numero uno that we got throughout its run was: “I reaaaalllyyy want to watch your show, but I don’t have HBO.” Well, your cries have been heard. Today we are releasing the first full episode of VICE for you to watch right here, for zero dollars. But we know one episode is something of a tease, so tomorrow we’ll be putting up episode four, and next Monday and Tuesday we’ll release episodes nine and ten, respectively.
In this first episode, Ryan Duffy travels to the Philippines to explore the rampant political violence during election season and VICE co-founder Shane Smith heads to Afghanistan to speak with would-be child suicide bombers who were captured before they could kill themselves and others.