Dexter Thomas

VICE News Tonight on HBO

Bart Baker Quit YouTube — Now He’s Making a Living on the Chinese Internet

An ultra-successful YouTuber is hoping he can be big in China, without angering authorities.
Dexter Thomas
Karen Ye
9.6.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Why This Bookseller Is Still Afraid to Return Home to Hong Kong

“They charged me with the crime of selling illegal books. So it's obvious that if I stayed in Hong Kong, I'd be dead for sure.”
Karen Ye
Dexter Thomas
9.5.19
Video Games

The Secret to the Gruesome Sounds in Mortal Kombat Is Exploding Vegetables

We smashed bell peppers with Mortal Kombat’s sound designers to simulate the game's gore.
Dexter Thomas
Michael Shade
8.20.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This Dystopian Game Show Wants to Pay off Your Student Loans

Three contestants, three rounds of trivia, and a lot of prize money. Except the real goal here isn’t just to win cash, it’s to help fight America’s student debt crisis.
Dexter Thomas
8.14.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Bible Verses, Reggae Lyrics, and Human Anatomy: Welcome to Jamaica’s Biggest Quiz Show

This Jamaican Quiz Show is about more than college scholarships
Dexter Thomas
5.20.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Inside the Fight Over Jamaica’s Ganja Gold Rush

Smoking ganja is (now) legal in Jamaica. But will foreigners control the market?
Dexter Thomas
5.5.19

Researchers Are Making a Dictionary for a Korea That Doesn’t Exist Yet

This dictionary could help North and South Koreans communicate — if it ever gets finished.
Dexter Thomas
Karen Ye
5.3.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Drake May Be Responsible for 5 Percent of Toronto’s $8.8b USD Tourism Economy

Drake is a walking economic stimulus package, and Toronto politicians love it
Dexter Thomas
11.2.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Starbucks' racial bias training went great, according to Starbucks

8,000 Starbucks locations nationwide closed early for racial bias training on Tuesday, but will it actually make a difference?
Dexter Thomas
5.30.18
Video Games

Watch this Palestinian and Syrian duo race to make a fake news game in 54 hours

The two video game developers teamed up to make a video game about fake news. On a train.
Michael Kalenderian
Dexter Thomas
4.9.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Trackers are some of the most hated (and powerful) people in politics

Trackers are like political spies — except pretty much everyone knows who they are
Dexter Thomas
3.29.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Using drones to gather whale snot — for science

Who wouldn't want to fly through clouds of snot?
Dexter Thomas
3.16.18
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