Vice (magazine)

magazine focused on international arts and culture
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Vice is a Canadian-American magazine. It was started by Suroosh Alvi, Gavin McInnes and Shane Smith in 1994 in Montreal, Canada as The Voice of Montreal. It was a magazine for alternative punk music and received government funding.[2][3] It is now an alternative media outlet which talks about lifestyle, the arts, culture, news and politics. When the editors later sought to get rid of their connections with the original publisher Alix Laurent, they bought him out and changed the name to Vice in 1996.[4]

Editor-in-chiefEllis Jones
Circulation900,000 (2013, worldwide)[1]
PublisherVice Media
FounderSuroosh Alvi, Shane Smith, Gavin McInnes
First issueOctober 1994; 29 years ago (1994-10) (as Voice of Montreal)
Based inNew York, New York, U.S.
OCLC number30856250

As of February 2018, the magazine's editor-in-chief is Ellis Jones[5][6] and former editor-in-chief for the UK, Alex Miller, was appointed to the position of global head of content.[7]



  1. Tom Horan (15 July 2006). "From chic to cheek". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  2. Wilkinson, Carl (30 March 2008). "The Vice Squad". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  3. Robert Levine (19 November 2007). "A Guerrilla Video Site Meets MTV". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  4. Jeff Bercovici (3 January 2012). "Vice's Shane Smith on What's Wrong With Canada, Facebook and Occupy Wall Street". Forbes. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  5. Sterne, Peter (11 February 2015). "Vice E.I.C. Rocco Castoro out at Vice". Capital New York. Archived from the original on 12 February 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  6. "Vice Media Settled With 4 Women Over Sexual Harassment, Defamation". The Hollywood Reporter. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  7. Baird, Dugald (2015-02-12). "Vice announces new global head of content and editor-in-chief". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  8. "Co-Founder Gavin McInnes Finally Leaves 'Vice'". Gawker. Gawker. 23 January 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2014.