Emma Garland

Culture Editor, VICE UK

emma.garland@vice.com

Emma Garland is a music writer and culture critic. 

Nightlife

The Fetish Community Reviving Germany's Forgotten 'Masturbation Booths'

Once a staple on the German high street, the London-based fetish community Klub Verboten is giving "Videokabine" a second life online.
Emma Garland
8.10.20
#metoo

The Tattoo Industry Is Facing 'A Reckoning'

Power imbalances in the industry are often upheld by lack of regulation, allowing cases of sexual assault and racism to go unchecked – but tattooists are working to change the situation.
Emma Garland
7.7.20
Music

How System of a Down Radicalised a Generation of Metal Fans

It seems not all members are as politically literate as once assumed, but for many who grew up in the 2000s, the band offered accessible primers on mass incarceration, police brutality and the war on drugs.
Emma Garland
6.15.20
Music

Stormzy Pledges £10 Million to UK Organisations Fighting Racial Inequality

A statement released through #Merky said: "This is just the beginning of our lifetime commitment to financially and wholeheartedly back these causes."
Emma Garland
6.15.20
Celebrity

The Reign of the 'Relatable' Celebrity Is Over

Now that the pandemic has made it unavoidably clear that they are not, in fact, just like us, can we go back to fame being fun again?
Emma Garland
5.26.20
What I Miss Most

I Miss the Community of Clubbing

Clubbing is a ritual that you do with people you care about. Dressing up and partying at home is still fun, but you can't feel that same physical connection or get junk food afterwards.
Dorian Electra
5.25.20
Music

Pussy Riot Goes Pop

We spoke to Nadya Tolokonnikova and producer Vitya Isaiev about their new EP, the future of activism and their aim to "make pop revolutionary again".
Emma Garland
5.18.20
Television

'Too Hot to Handle' Is the Sistine Chapel of Horny Reality Shows

Netflix’s latest dating format represents the new zenith of a genre we know and love.
Lauren O'Neill
Emma Garland
4.21.20
Film

Wigs, Outfits, Banter: 'Blades of Glory' Is an Underrated Classic

To celebrate the one month anniversary of our Corona Film Club, we revisited Will Ferrell and Jon Heder's 2007 figure skating comedy.
Emma Garland
Ryan Bassil
4.10.20
Music

This Is How You Can Support the Independent Music Industry During COVID-19

VICE UK spoke to a handful of small labels, artists and industry workers about the problems they face, and what you can do to help from home.
Emma Garland
3.29.20
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
3.16.20
sex and relationships

What Your Taste in Women Says About You

Straight men, gather: we see you.
Hannah Ewens
Nana Baah
Emma Garland
3.3.20
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