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Jockstrap Make Classical Music Sound Trippy as Hell

And we’re premiering their very glittery video for the haunting, intimate track “Charlotte”.
Ryan Bassil

Ivy Sole Is the Philly Rapper Who Wants You to Forgive Yourself

The Charlotte-born, Philly-based rapper is turning her growing pains into poetry on her debut album ‘Overgrown.’
Kristin Corry
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Wave of Public Paintball Wars in the US Started with 21 Savage, Apparently

The skirmishes have hit the streets of Atlanta, Milwaukee, Greensboro, and Detroit, and have potentially claimed two lives.
Drew Schwartz

Hell in a Cell and the Limits of WWE's Feminism

Sasha Banks and Charlotte made history by wrestling in Hell in a Cell on Sunday, but for all the progress women wrestlers have made at WWE, there are still some questions.
Ian Williams

WWE Made SummerSlam 2016 Burn Too Bright, Too Fast

A good wrestling show needs ebbs and flows, but SummerSlam's crescendo was reached early on, with one spectacular match and one appallingly dangerous one.
Ian Williams

WWE Could Have a Golden Age, If It Can Figure Itself Out

In Battleground, WWE nailed the introduction of NXT hero Bayley and delivered a solid triple threat between The Shield's stars. But they're still not quite there yet.
Ian Williams

A School Is Asking Kids to Sing This Walmart-Themed Christmas Song

"I love to shop at Walmart, there's food and games and toys / There's something for my family, for all the girls and boys!"
Drew Millard
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Somebody Invented Bubble Wrap That Doesn’t Pop Because They Hate Fun

Sealed Air's new Bubble Wrap apparently answers the wants and needs of shipping companies, but what about our needs?
River Donaghey

Introducing Jay Storm, the Charlotte-Based Beatmaker Who's Making Waves in Chicago

Good luck got him where he is now—but will it get him out of North Carolina?

Dre Day: A Multi-City Celebration of Andre Young

With Dr. Dre's birthday right around the corner, a series of parties is about to light up North America to pay homage to the great godfather of gangsta rap. We spoke to the founder of Dre Day, Mike Davis, about how the project has grown.

The Pageantry of the Democratic National Convention

I’m standing in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton across from the Time Warner Cable Arena on the second night of the Democratic National Convention. The room is packed with delegates, journalists, and hangers-on; Bill Clinton is giving a speech in a few...
Liz Gorman and Liz Glover

Dispatch from the Democratic National Convention

Charlotte, North Carolina is a city with a vault in the basement of its soul. While Raleigh was built on drinking, and Greensboro was built on textiles, Charlotte was built on banking.
Aaron Lake Smith