essay

Travel

The Kitchen Divides Pakistan's Rich and Poor

When visiting my extended family in Pakistan, I am hyper-aware of the differences between the rich and the poor. Even at home, the classes are separated as young, impoverished men cook meals in sweltering heat for their employers.
Javaria Akbar
3.4.19
Music

The Guide to Getting Into Chaka Khan, Funk's Eternal Queen

'Hello Happiness' is Chaka Khan's first album in 12 years. As funk's standard-bearer, her dynamic voice is enough to stand the test of time—and genres.
Kristin Corry
2.21.19
In Memoriam

Mac Miller Wasn't Done

The rapper, who died on Friday, was constantly reinventing himself, searching for an identity. He had much more to give.
Alex Robert Ross
9.9.18
coachella 2018

SZA Is the Pop Star of the Future, Long Live the Queen

SZA wasn't technically Coachella’s Friday night headliner, but her set felt like a damn coronation.
Shaad D’Souza
4.17.18
essay

Sky Ferreira's Honest Pop Music Helps Us Survive Emotional Ruin

It has been four years since Sky Ferreira's debut, and we need her lo-fi pop music that digs almost recklessly, but necessarily, into your core.
Sarah MacDonald
1.11.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Salma Hayek Says Harvey Weinstein Threatened to Kill Her

In a 'New York Times' op-ed, the actress writes that Weinstein sexually harassed her, blackmailed her into doing a nude scene, and once told her, "I will kill you, don’t think I can’t."
Drew Schwartz
12.14.17
Essays

What’s Drake to Do When Toronto Isn’t Enough?

"Toronto’s problems always have been and always will be greater than the one who stunned it out of its stupor."
Amani Bin Shikhan
11.20.17
essay

Music Could Be the Biggest Casualty In the Streaming Wars

What happens when music streaming forgets about the 'music'?
Lachlan Kanoniuk
10.5.17
masculinity

I Was Forced to Fight, Now I'm Learning to Cry

Black boys have to bury their emotions as they face off against racism and chase machismo.
Wilbert L. Cooper
9.16.17
essay

It's Hard Being a Fan of the World's Coolest Dad Rock Band

Guided By Voices have released two albums in 2017 but will they ever tour outside North America again?
Chris Yates
9.12.17
Essays

Daniel Caesar's Holy Devotion to Love on 'Freudian'

On his debut record, the Toronto singer finds himself at the centre of his own reckoning.
Amani Bin Shikhan
8.31.17
Essays

The Killers' Best Song Is Actually the One with the Most Chill

"Mr. Brightside?" I don't know her.
Sarah MacDonald
7.11.17
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