"At the same time, I shared a dark suspicion that the life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actors, kidding ourselves along on a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between these two poles – a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other – that kept me going."
-Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diaries
“Vice” is simply one of the best journalistic organizations out there. Rather than simply bombarding their viewers with whatever drivel the news cycle is obsessed with or trying to be a third-rate Economist, “Vice” provides an exploration of the world around us. Whether that be about the abuse of krokodil in central Russia, the imbroglio that is Karachi, or the situation facing young immigrants to the United States, “Vice” deals with the world that most forget. More often than not dark and eccentric à la Hunter S. Thompson, “Vice” never bores nor does it fail to stimulate. Just as the sick and twisted are all too often the only ones willing to admit what the rest of us would be more willing to simply omit at the edges of civilized society. One could say that they make themselves ugly to reflect the ugliness of society, but the truth is that's just how they are. And “Vice” is never afraid to go where only the mad would dare step foot. With skin ever in the game, they go forth and show us the world. Sometimes caricature, sometimes deadly serious, but always worth paying attention to. Their achievement is monumental.