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Photoshoot with Chicago's HM Bando

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Photoshoot with Chicago's HM Bando
A quick meet up and Photoshoot with Chicago's HM Bando. Make sure to visit and follow this upcoming artist.

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Cashing In On ‘El Chapo': The Cult Of The Narco

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Cashing In On ‘El Chapo': The Cult Of The Narco

The January 8 recapture of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán served as a boost for the governments of Mexico and the United States, which have sought for years to bring the powerful trafficker to justice. A day after the capture, the Chapo saga took another turn: Rolling Stone magazine published an interview Guzmán gave to actor Sean Penn.

While factions in the media questioned the ethics of the article, many readers were instantly enamored with El Chapo’s choice of clothing in the story’s accompanying photos. VICE News hit the streets of Los Angeles to meet admirers of El Chapo — and some ambitious entrepreneurs — who’ve found ways to celebrate the drug lord in the form of songs, T-shirts, and tacos.

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Takashi Murakami Short Film: Is This the Dream?

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Takashi Murakami Short Film: Is This the Dream?

Takashi Murakami is unquestionably the most famous artist in the world of Japanese contemporary art. He owes much of his success to hard work and a lack of sleep. “If I relax for more than six hours, I feel like I’m being extremely lazy and I have to get back to work. I can’t really relax,” he told us. The relentless output of new works, sculptures, and exhibitions crafted by himself and his global team of 300 Kaikai Kiki Gallery assistants is driven by one simple dread: “I fear that people will get bored of me,” he said. We shadowed...

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This Rags-To-Riches Business Has Beat The Retail Apocalypse (HBO)

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This Rags-To-Riches Business Has Beat The Retail Apocalypse (HBO)

Traffic on the corner of Melrose and Fuller regularly comes to a halt here on any given Saturday, as shoppers from near and far dart through traffic in designer sneakers. They’re trying to get from one Round Two store to the next. A few years ago, this corner was empty. Now it’s Round Two’s block, or “village,” as owner Sean Wotherspoon calls it, with its three stores clustered for a unique retail experience. In the Round Two vintage store, shoppers comb through vintage Polo jackets, Janet Jackson tour T-shirts, and other rare vintage finds, some with $200 pricetags. Next door,...

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