Vice magazine is definitely not what it used to be.  It used to be really, really funny.  Now it’s only medium funny.  It also used to not care about fiction, and not publish great fiction.  Now it does.  Pretty amazing.

This year’s fiction issue is guest-edited by GianCarlo DiTrapano, editor of the excellent New York Tyrant.  The issue includes stories by Arthur Bradford, Clancy Martin and interviews with Annie Proulx and Jim Shepard.  It’s all so good.  Well, Miranda July’s reading list a little ridiculous, but whatever, she’s great.

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