I've seen firsthand how the system makes it difficult for jail inmates who have committed minor crimes to get out and stay out of a cell.
We sat down with the director of Netflix's 'Advantageous' to talk about anxiety, advertising, and whom to trust.
Phillip Crawford Jr.'s book The Mafia and the Gays traces the history of the time when the mob had a near-monopoly on NYC's gay bars.
It's starting to seem like city cops are taking synthetic weed seriously, and perhaps even conducting a bonafide crackdown. But changing attitudes and policies on regular weed are complicating the situation.
Call it spice, K2, spike, or Flamingo—by any name, it's the cheapest and most dangerous way to get high right now.
Upon the release of her new music video, "Soul Train," VICE talked to the artist formerly known as Princess Nokia about her upcoming mixtape, urban feminism, cultural activism, and intellectual spirit.
On the anniversary of one of the most notorious police killings in recent memory, Eric Garner's family looks back at a year of grief and activism.
Though Rikers Island has gotten all the recent media attention, New York City's other jails have also been beset by scandals, fights, and corruption.
But the family of the Staten Island man isn't done advocating for justice and police reform in America.
We talked with the talented menswear designer about becoming a New Yorker, working with Kanye West, and the future of menswear.
That's a lot of money, but it can't buy him a working dick.
The idea is to keep track of low-risk defendants via text messages or in-person meetings so they can hold onto their jobs and steer clear of the violence at the city's notorious jail complex.
The documentary, featuring Nas, Kanye, and Pharrell, is both a celebration of early hip-hop culture and an indictment of the brand capitalization that followed.
Dozens of the ride-sharing company's employees and fans hung out with sandwiches and swag as NYC lawmakers debated new regulations.
Tucked away into New York's new budget is a bail fund of $1.4 million, but will it help reduce the population at notoriously brutal city jails like Rikers Island?
We caught up with actress Rosario Dawson on the day of BAM's anniversary screening of Harmony Korine and Larry Clark's raw, NYC teenage classic.
Why did two NYPD detectives investigating a robbery shoot David Felix to death in April despite being informed he was a diagnosed schizophrenic?
The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs just discovered that multiple Whole Foods grocery stores in the city were overcharging for pre-packaged food.
The New York museum's new exhibition is a group show, film festival, and literary guidebook—all in one.
New York City's largest outdoor fetish street festival is full of leather, latex, and bare buttcheeks.
The Brooklyn DA is helping clear the records of people charged with extremely minor "quality of life" offenses like having a bike on the sidewalk, or spitting.
We went to Puppy Prom.
In the aftermath of the AIDS crisis, Mario Diaz brought sex-positivity back to New York's gay scene with his balls-out wild club, The Cock. Now, documentary filmmaker Jon Bush is immortalizing Diaz's party life on film in Club King.
We spoke to the director of Rubble Kings about the bad old days in the Bronx, how NYC gangs reached an historic truce, and whether his film will resonate with city kids today.