Alex Zaragoza

Senior Staff Writer - Culture, Entertainment, & Latinx Issues

alex.zaragoza@vice.com
PROFILES

How Michael Imperioli Became Instagram's Favorite Punk Intellectual

The 'Sopranos' star, who has become a cult figure on social media, shares his radical views (and a playlist!) with VICE.
Alex Zaragoza
3 days ago
Film

'Feels Good Man' Explores How a Chill Frog Became a Weapon for Evil

The new documentary delves into how the alt right co-opted Matt Furie's creation, and the impossible task of containing anything on the internet.
Alex Zaragoza
9.11.20
Remembering Things

How a Group of Punks Scammed ‘Jerry Springer’ and Became DIY Legends

Ahead of a plethora of new releases, San Diego noise lord Justin Pearson revisits the bizarre TV hoax that put The Locust on the map.
Alex Zaragoza
9.4.20
New music

It’s Bandcamp Friday Again, Baby!

As summer ends, we’re supporting our favorite artists on Bandcamp by buying albums from Corey Flood, Power Trip, Narrow Head, and Ulver.
Hilary Pollack
Josh Terry
Alex Zaragoza
9.4.20
Op-Eds

The Whitney Museum Pillaging Black Art Is Nothing New

Where can Black creatives share their work and uplift their community without feeling the grasp of predatory white institutions?
Alex Zaragoza
8.31.20
sex-relationships

Cuffing Season Has Already Begun—And It's a Bloodbath

"If you end up with somebody through this thing, it's ride or die—this is how you find your wartime consigliere."
Alex Zaragoza
8.24.20
Culture

A Love Letter to Señor Frog's, A Wild, Boozy Wonderland I Miss

The party restaurant is notorious for catering to spring breakers, but its absurdist reflection of Mexican culture is—surprisingly—spot on.
Alex Zaragoza
8.13.20
Remembering Things

Happy Anniversary to Lenny Kravitz's Dick Flopping Out of His Pants (NSFW)

It's been five years since Kravitz gifted a Swedish crowd—and the internet—with his penis bursting from his leather pants.
Alex Zaragoza
8.4.20
Essays

If I Can’t Touch Another Human, at Least I Can Watch It on TV

Romantic scenes are now my "touch porn," allowing me to imagine the warmth of human contact again.
Alex Zaragoza
7.27.20
Film

'Palm Springs' Will Make You Want to Blow Up Your Own Destructive Patterns

Cristin Milioti, the star of Hulu's record-breaking film, talked to VICE about facing your own bad behavior, even when it feels like a real-life time loop.
Alex Zaragoza
7.16.20
Opinion

Goya? I Don't Know Her

There's no ethical consumption under capitalism but sucking up to Trump is where I draw the line.
Alex Zaragoza
7.13.20
Film

'Mucho, Mucho Amor' Celebrates Astrologer Walter Mercado's Dazzling Legacy

The Netflix doc reflects on the late icon’s exuberant life and offers a nuanced story of Latinx identity that we rarely see in Hollywood.
Alex Zaragoza
7.10.20
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