A recent article in The Independent addresses the complicated nature of Vice Magazine becoming a more accepted format for a contemporary magazine. Vice is known for publishing controversial content focused on youth culture and currently has an international readership approaching a million. The Independent reports:

Founded in Montreal, Canada, in 1994, the magazine started as a government-funded project, as part of a community-building welfare programme. Then known as the Voice of Montreal, it was originally run by three friends – Shane Smith, Suroosh Alvi and Gavin McInnes – and became the Voice before Vice was finally born. Now with its headquarters in New York and more than 900,000 readers across 22 countries, Vice is building an empire – complete with its own web-based television channel, fashion range, online store and record label…

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