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“This is typical of Santos,” said Robert Gordon, 21, a writer for the website Elite Daily, subtitled “The Voice of Generation Y.” “It’s never a good time,” Gordon went on. “It’s like that one girl that you regrettably have sex with but you just keep going back. And you immediately regret it.” How many times had he come to Santos Party House? “I don’t like counting,” he said. “It makes me depressed.”
Motherboard will provide Popular Science, a magazine first founded 140 years ago and publishing continuously in its present format since 1915, with "premium video content around the weird and wonderful intersection of science, culture and technology," according to a statement from Vice Media.
Is it the role of Smith's brand of television to incite anger? Or to move angry people to give their money to this brand instead of that? Or to pacify them? In delivering the Angry Youth to CNN, MTV, Bloomberg, Nike and Intel, what is Vice's place in its own generation? It's not quite clear that Smith himself is sure of, or perhaps quite ready to admit, the answer. And he probably doesn't need to.(1)
Can 'Vice' keep it real, after lauds from the media establishment's most establishmenty award-dealers?
In 2012, Vice is still free, and you can still find it on the floors of record shops, and it still has all of that other stuff, too. But the Brooklyn-based monthly also has something that the Vice of the early 2000s probably never would have envisioned in its wildest dreams (or worst nightmares): A chance at beating The New Yorker (and New York, and GQ and Bloomberg Businessweek) in this year's National Magazine Awards.
Vice, meet The Establishment.
Of course, the two are already well acquainted.(1)
2012 National Magazine Awards nominees announced; 'Vice,' 'The Fader' crack 'general excellence' category
After years of refining its unique blend of irreverent hipster screeds and hard-hitting international journalism, it seems that Vice is officially all grown up: The title will go head-to-head with industry stand-bys Bloomberg Businessweek, GQ, New York and The New Yorker for the top honor of general-interest general excellence at this years National Magazine Awards in New York on May 3.
Life after 'Vice': Former editor Jesse Pearson talks about his new magazine with fellow alum McPheeters
After seven years at the helm of Vice magazine, Jesse Pearson left the place in late 2010 just as it was transforming from a hipster bible to an international media conglomerate. That context is necessary to understand why the departure of the magazine's editor received so little attention, even as it was starting to seem less and less novel to read about Vice and its affiliated brands in the pages of The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. It's not all an accident.
"We had diverging interests," he said in an interview last week; he said he hasn't looked at the magazine since. "It's out of my life now. I was ready to move on."
The party began on the line to get into Milk that stretched eastward down 15th Street. "I just Googled 'coffeeshops' and picked the neighborhood with the most hits," one woman told her friend as they waited for the line to inch forward "Plus there's a Whole Foods." Once inside, guests contemplated a stack of glittery cubes on which different colored lights were projected. DJs played bass-heavy music that one party-goer described as "the sound of a hangover."(2)