Drew Schwartz

Some Artists Get Screwed by Their Labels, But Kanye Isn't One of Them

According to an entertainment lawyer who reviewed West's contracts for VICE, Kanye has a record deal that most artists would "kill for."
Drew Schwartz
5 days ago
TV

Why So Many Celebrities Joined NXIVM, According to Cult Experts

HBO's docuseries 'The Vow' makes clear that NXIVM was filled with Hollywood types—but why was the cult so good at recruiting them?
Drew Schwartz
9.14.20
Celebrity

Inside the Lavish, Secret Vacations Celebrities Are Taking During COVID-19

Luxury travel agents told us just how opulent—and expensive—their ultra high-profile clients' trips have been during the pandemic.
Drew Schwartz
8.28.20
Interviews

8 Artists on How Quarantine Has Changed the Way They Write Songs

VICE spoke to Sharon Van Etten, Lianne La Havas, Kevin Morby, and others about how isolation has influenced their creative process.
Drew Schwartz
Josh Terry
8.22.20
Celebrity

How Ellen Will Try to Fix Her Scandal, According to Crisis PR Experts

There's a playbook for recovering from the kind of mess DeGeneres is in. Seasoned PR professionals told us how it works.
Drew Schwartz
8.8.20
TV

Is Tony Soprano's Therapist Good at Her Job?

We asked real-life psychoanalysts to find out.
Drew Schwartz
8.3.20
Internet

Enjoy Those 'What ____ Are You' Instagrams While You Still Can

We've got about two days until everyone on the internet hates these things with a fiery passion.
Drew Schwartz
7.19.20
hobbies

Can't Stop Switching From One Quarantine Hobby to the Next? You're Not Alone

I asked a sociologist why I keep developing intense, obscure obsessions, only to lose interest in one and exchange it for another.
Drew Schwartz
7.15.20
Film

Hollywood Finally Has a Plan for Reopening—But Should It?

Film industry workers and union reps told VICE that production during the pandemic is going to be risky, expensive, and ruled by compromise.
Drew Schwartz
7.13.20
TV

I Want All of Tony Soprano's Clothes So Bad

After binging 'The Sopranos,' I have way too many thoughts about the Skip's wardrobe, from his short-sleeved button-downs to The Robe.
Drew Schwartz
6.30.20
Essays

Artists Are Ditching Their Racially Insensitive Band Names. Who's Next?

No matter how slight a band name's connotation to slavery in America may be, now is the time to change it.
Drew Schwartz
6.28.20
News

When You Get to Hell, This Song Plays on Repeat for All Eternity

2020's worst piece of "music" is this Donald Trump reelection anthem, sung by seven disturbingly cheerful, mask-less white people.
Drew Schwartz
6.20.20
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