Alex Zaragoza

Senior Staff Writer - Culture, Entertainment, & Latinx Issues

alex.zaragoza@vice.com
Film

'Feels Good Man' Explores How a Chill Frog Became a Weapon for Evil

The new documentary delves into how the alt right co-opted Matt Furie's creation, and the impossible task of containing anything on the internet.
Alex Zaragoza
5 days ago
Remembering Things

How a Group of Punks Scammed ‘Jerry Springer’ and Became DIY Legends

Ahead of a plethora of new releases, San Diego noise lord Justin Pearson revisits the bizarre TV hoax that put The Locust on the map.
Alex Zaragoza
9.5.20
Essays

The Park Is Where We Live Our Lives Now

Outside is our living room, salon, gym, dining room, karaoke room, pole dancing studio, and toilet.
Alex Zaragoza
8.6.20
Remembering Things

Happy Anniversary to Lenny Kravitz's Dick Flopping Out of His Pants (NSFW)

It's been five years since Kravitz gifted a Swedish crowd—and the internet—with his penis bursting from his leather pants.
Alex Zaragoza
8.5.20
Essays

If I Can’t Touch Another Human, at Least I Can Watch It on TV

Romantic scenes are now my "touch porn," allowing me to imagine the warmth of human contact again.
Alex Zaragoza
7.28.20
Film

'Palm Springs' Will Make You Want to Blow Up Your Own Destructive Patterns

Cristin Milioti, the star of Hulu's record-breaking film, talked to VICE about facing your own bad behavior, even when it feels like a real-life time loop.
Alex Zaragoza
7.20.20
reality tv

How I Live, Laugh, Lobstered Like a Real Housewife

A breakup and my 36th birthday sent me on a drunken pilgrimage to Newport, Rhode Island, inspired by the 'Real Housewives of New York.'
Alex Zaragoza
7.3.20
Coronavirus

Everyone Wants to Return to 'Normal.' That Doesn't Mean You Should

It's natural to yearn for the way life used to be, but pretending we're not still in the middle of a pandemic is dangerous.
Alex Zaragoza
6.22.20
TV

Reality TV's Racism Problem Is Impossible to Ignore

Bravo fired two 'Vanderpump Rules' stars for targeting a Black castmate. There's finally a Black 'Bachelor'. All it took was a national uprising.
Alex Zaragoza
6.16.20
Nervous Recs

'The Great' Is a Pseudo-True, Very Dark Comedy For Those Ready for Revolt

Hulu's wild series about Catherine the Great is loosely based on history, and it makes me want to bring out the guillotine.
Alex Zaragoza
6.1.20
You Had Me at Hell No

In 'Fools Rush In,' a Spicy Latina Helps a Bland White Dude Live Laugh Love

In the 1997 rom-com, Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry navigate a shotgun marriage in a story that isn't divorced from the white gaze.
Alex Zaragoza
5.27.20
Nervous Recs

I'm Filling the 'Last Dance'-Shaped Hole in My Life With More Basketball Docs

The ESPN docuseries is over, but my need for more compelling stories from the court is insatiable.
Alex Zaragoza
5.21.20
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