An interesting and surprisingly hip item out of Saturday's Page Six: director Spike Jonze (Adaptation., the new Arcade Fire video) and Shane Smith, the founder of the once-coke-fueled Vice magazine who isn't Gavin McInnes, were detained in Yemen while searching for al Qaeda during the filming of an MTV show called The Vice Guide to Everything. Seriously! How'd they escape?
Vice, New York's Canadian-grown media company built on a carefully cultivated proto-punk reputation has certainly had an interesting year! A Times profile. A partnership with CNN. A party in which they made lots of noise about that time they spent a quarter of a million dollars on a party while other media companies "crumbled" (their words) around them?