Vice is a free magazine and media conglomerate founded in Montreal, Quebec and currently based in New York City. The magazine covers contemporary indie and youth culture. Vice is known for its controversial content, and often strikes a sardonic and ironic pose on debauchery, sex, drugs, violence, crime, and social issues involving race and economic class.
Vice is available in 16 countries. Editions are published in Canada, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Spain, Mexico, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and the United States. It is free and supports itself primarily through advertising. The current editor is Jesse Pearson in the U.S. and Andy Capper in the UK.