Syarafina Vidyadhana

Views My Own

Makeover TV Shows are Kind of Curing My Depression

'Say Yes to the Dress' is making me say 'yes' to life.
Syarafina Vidyadhana
6.24.18
Six Words

We Asked People to Describe Their Personal Utopia In Six Words

“Open grass full of cute corgis.”
Syarafina Vidyadhana
4.19.18
Beauty

It's Time to Retire the Unwritten Rule About Not Wearing Glasses to Parties

If Lupita Nyong'o could go to the Oscars wearing prescription glasses and still look like a goddess, then nobody can tell me I have to wear contacts to my neighbor's cousin's wedding.
Syarafina Vidyadhana
3.9.18
malaysia

Independent Bookstores Are Not Dead In Malaysia

We talked to Abdul Nazir Harith Fadzilah, the founder of Tintabudi, about what his bookstore means in the Kuala Lumpur literary scene.
Syarafina Vidyadhana
2.13.18
Homophobia

The VICE Guide to Writing an Op-Ed About Indonesia's LGBTQ Community

The opinion piece that House Speaker Bambang Soesatyo wrote earlier this week has major flaws. We fixed them.
Syarafina Vidyadhana
2.7.18
Music

Meet the Jakarta Pop Idols Turning Punks Into Diehard J-Pop Fans

Indonesia's biggest J-Pop girl group JKT48 has a weird mass appeal amongst the country's punks and metal heads.
Abdul Manan Rasudi
Syarafina Vidyadhana
1.26.18
Literature

When Wandering the Globe Is a Feminist Choose-Your-Own Adventure

We spoke with the rising author Intan Paramaditha about her life on the move and why "bad girls wander."
Syarafina Vidyadhana
10.25.17
UWRF2017

The VICE Guide for First Timers at the Ubud Writers Fest

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the choices, regardless of all those Ubud vibes.
Syarafina Vidyadhana
10.23.17
ostensibly serious journalism

What the Hell is Going On In Agnez Monica's New Music Video?

An investigation.
Syarafina Vidyadhana
9.26.17
Literature

'I'm a Third-Culture Kid, So I'm Always Nowhere'

We spoke with Mikael Johani about the re-issue of his poetry anthology "We Are Nowhere and It's Wow."
Syarafina Vidyadhana
8.14.17
Social Media

The 'Mimin' Finally Talks Back

In Indonesia, every one blames the "mimin." But we all know that the admin doesn't actually write the articles, right?
Syarafina Vidyadhana
8.1.17
tv

'The Handmaid's Tale' Is a Reminder of How Fast Everything Can Change

The series is surprisingly relevant in Indonesia, despite the fact that it's not even streaming here.
Syarafina Vidyadhana
6.14.17
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