Brian McManus is VICE's Director of Branded Editorial. In past lives he was our Special Projects Editor, the music editor at BuzzFeed and the Village Voice, a touring musician, and a professional chef.
The Gear You Need to Take Perfect Food Photos
According to professional food photographer Michael Persico.
The Total Skeptic's Guide to 'the World's Largest UFO Convention'
Ignore, ignore, and ignore until you can't ignore anymore.
Anthony Bourdain Made Us All Proud to Be Line Cooks
After Bourdain, we tried to become better—as cooks, as people—and began to reexamine why it was we punched the clock and one another in the dicks.
We Asked People at a UFO Conference About Their Alien Encounters
"My first abduction experience happened in the womb because my mum was abducted."
I Used a 'Human Uber' Surrogate to Do My Job for Me
And it was terrible.
These Parents Are Proud as Hell of Their Lame-Ass Teens
Today's teenagers don't drink, don't smoke. What do they do? Study, mostly.
Why a Music Festival Let the World Believe a Harambe Hologram was Part of Its Lineup
A last second joke addition to a lineup exposed a ton about meme culture, clickbait, the state of journalism, how news is shared, and affection for a dead gorilla.
We Read One-Star Reviews of 'Run Lola Run' to the Actress Who Played Lola
"I'd rather you felt strongly one way or the other than not at all."
The VICE Guide to Getting Sloshed at the DNC
They don't call it the "Democratic Party" for nothing.
These Photos from a Duct Tape Festival in America Will Inspire You
There's so much more to do with "dad's favorite fix-all."
Robert Ellis and the Lost Art of Narrative Songwriting
We sit down for a chat with the acclaimed Houston songwriter, and he premieres his new song "California."
What You Should Know About Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis
Puerto Rico's debt crisis is rapidly becoming a disaster with real-world consequences, and unless Congress acts soon, it could get even worse.