Ryan Bassil

Associate Editor

ryan.bassil@vice.com

London based editor and writer specialising in music, men's lifestyle, UK culture and finance.

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Coronavirus

I'm Mourning the End of My Twenties Early, Thanks to Coronavirus

I'm not the only millennial whose future has been suddenly put into deep freeze by the virus.
Ryan Bassil
8.21.20
sex and relationships

Lockdown Dating Is Even Weirder and More Awkward Than You Think

Sure, you can do Zoom booze-ups and not-so socially distanced walks. But COVID-19 dating often quickly fizzles out.
Ryan Bassil
6.12.20
relationships

Being Dumped By a Friend Is So Much Worse Than a Regular Breakup

"You start to think, 'what was the key moment where it went wrong?' What fault was I responsible for? You second guess yourself.”
Ryan Bassil
5.29.20
Drugs

How the Lockdown Has Affected My Drug Use

Taking acid is the opposite of a bad idea for some people, while others have been smoking up or are newly experimenting.
Ryan Bassil
5.21.20
Music

Producer Mike Dean Broke a Toe Jumping Over a Ditch With Kanye and Jay Z

The Grammy-winning producer has worked with the biggest rap heavyweights, and he's been smoked up throughout.
Ryan Bassil
5.18.20
Fashion

Supreme, Rolex, Nike: I Wear All Fake Everything, and I Don't See the Problem

"I have a replica Rolex that I took to three different expert watchmen, and they all told me it was legit."
Ryan Bassil
5.17.20
the internet

Netflix Party Got Hacked With Threats and Mysterious Pro-WikiLeaks Videos

Our Corona Film Club viewing – of 'Shrek the Third', no less – was interrupted by a pro-Julian Assange video that played on loop. Others have reported a phantom user harassing them in the chatroom.
Ryan Bassil
Helen Meriel Thomas
4.17.20
Culture

What To Watch, Read and Listen To While You're Bored and Self-Isolating

Don't lose your head: pass the hours with some picks from VICE UK's culture writers.
Hannah Ewens
Ryan Bassil
Lauren O'Neill
Emma Garland
Daisy Jones
3.17.20
Gaming

By 19, I Was Addicted to Gaming. This Is How It Ruined My Life

As the UK's first publicly-funded clinic for gaming disorders opens, we explore the truth beyond sensationalist headlines.
Ryan Bassil
2.13.20
Music

Mac Miller's 'Circles' Is a Tender, Posthumous Farewell to His Fans

The day before the album landed, fans gathered for a playback of the rapper's final album. Now, the music lives on for good.
Ryan Bassil
1.20.20
Music

The A to Z of Music in 2019

Scam rap, weird children with face paint and guitars, 'Old Town Road' – here's what happened in music this year.
Ryan Bassil
12.25.19
Nudism

The Man Who Finds Pure Joy in Being Constantly Naked

Naked Martin would like you to love yourself (by taking your clothes off). He'll explain.
Ryan Bassil
12.4.19
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