Angelina Fanous

Assistant Editor

Angelina was born in Egypt and lived there for ten years, where she was sold into 15 different harems. (Actually, not really.) Her family was part of a bedouin tribe. (Uh, that didn't happen either.) Well, she claims to speak fluent Arabic, but the only words we've ever heard her say are: "mishmish" or "shibshib," which she clearly made up.

Articles by Angelina Fanous

  • Sriracha Aged in Whiskey Barrels Is Better Than the Original Sauce

    When I first wrote about how I was dealing with the now-lifted sriracha ban, I got the strangest responses on how to enjoy the sauce. But one woman is making a version that makes the plastic-bottle stuff look like child's play.

  • Veiled and Sexy

    Many women in Middle Eastern countries prefer to wear some kind of religious head covering, but that doesn't mean that they want to suppress their sexuality or that they're oppressed by men.

  • How I'm Dealing with the Sriracha Ban

    Huy Fong Foods, the company that produces the popular hot sauce, can't make more until mid-January, so a vodka company stepped up to the plate by producing Sriracha-flavored vodka. That liquor sounds like a bad idea wrapped in a marketing gimmick, but I took a taste test to be su…

  • VICE Speaks with Gigi Ibrahim About Violence in Egypt

    We video chatted with Gigi Ibrahim, a prominent activist in the Egyptian revolution, to try to make sense of everything that's been happening in the country.

  • The Place Women Go to Get Raped

    Yasmine’s story goes like this: Men enclosed a circle around her, ripped her clothes, beat her, dragged her through the streets, while penetrating her with their fingers and knives.

  • Not-So-Easy Rider

    Motorcycle Boot Camp

    The last time I was on something with two wheels, it was a friend’s bike. I rode it for about a block on a New York City sidewalk before I hit the brakes too quickly and fell sideways. Now, here I am, after my boss sent me to do the Harley-Davidson Taste of Freedom Tour, to learn…

  • How to Eat Pigs' Feet

    When Eddie Huang told VICE that he was changing the menu at BaoHaus, where he will now be sampling pigs' feet cooked in scallions, ginger, garlic, soy, rice wine, and rock candy (yes, rock candy), served over rice alongside his grandmother’s recipe for Dong An chicken, I put on m…

  • How to Be an Adult: Spend More than $1 on a Brush

    I was in the middle of sending a text message, dodging Tupperware from yesterday’s lunch on my floor, and consoling my roommate over boy problems when that $1 round brush claimed a quarter of my hair—a very valuable quarter that sits right on the top of my head.

  • Olympic Medalist Danny Kass Tried to Teach Me to Snowboard

    I’m one of those pretend-athletes. I go to the gym four or five times a week, but I have zero coordination. I “race” on a stationary bike to the imaginary scenery that the spinning studio so thoughtfully plasters on the back of the wall. I actually caused what seems to be permane…

  • The Writing Is on the Wall

    Tarek Algorhani launched a human-rights internet project centered around tagging anti-regime graffiti throughout the streets of Syria. In mid-October I called him up to ask how the fight was going.