Drew Schwartz

Features

The Life, Death, and Rebirth of New York City's Most Resilient Dive Bar

Sasha and Lee Lloyd overcame abuse, homelessness, depression, and betrayal to open The Hard Swallow—and they'll do anything to protect it.
Drew Schwartz
17 hours ago
News

A Man Forced a Woman to Help Him Rob a Bank on This First Date From Hell

Swipe THEFT.
Drew Schwartz
2.13.20
I know a place

Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino Tells Us About Her Favorite Diner in LA

"If you're visiting, or if you're a friend who's never been, I'm taking you. I want you to experience the toaster-at-the-table energy."
Drew Schwartz
2.12.20
Film

It's Not Our Fault 'Cats' Was a Flaming Pile of Garbage, VFX Society Says

"The best visual effects in the world will not compensate for a story told badly."
Drew Schwartz
2.11.20
2020 oscars

The Obamas Basically Just Won an Oscar

Their production company was behind 'American Factory,' which just won Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.
Drew Schwartz
2.10.20
2020 oscars

Joaquin Phoenix's Heart Is in the Right Place, but That Speech Was Unhinged

"We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and when she gives birth, we steal her baby... and then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and put it in our coffee and our cereal."
Drew Schwartz
2.10.20
meta reviews

'Birds of Prey' Isn't the Complete Pile of Garbage You Thought It Would Be

Sure, it's not perfect—but critics say it's leagues better than the train wreck that was 'Suicide Squad.'
Drew Schwartz
2.6.20
News

Jurors in the Harvey Weinstein Trial Had to See Photos of His 'Deformed' Penis

They were shown five nude photos of the disgraced producer, including one full-frontal shot.
Drew Schwartz
2.5.20
Film

Nic Cage Will Play Nic Cage in a Bizarre Upcoming 'Meta Drama'

Mexican billionaires, abductions, covert U.S. intelligence operations, familial dysfunction: 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent' has it all.
Drew Schwartz
2.4.20
movies

Joaquin Phoenix Lashed Out at Hollywood's Systemic Racism at the BAFTAs

"I think that we send a very clear message to people of color that you’re not welcome here."
Drew Schwartz
2.3.20
TV

The Security Situation on 'The Masked Singer' Is Terrifying

The show uses NDAs, a secret cloth system (?), and something called a "shame sash" (???) to keep its contestants' identities secret.
Drew Schwartz
1.31.20
Features

The Walkmen's Walter Martin Couldn't Care Less About Being Cool

VICE talked to the songwriter about his decades-long career in music, and how the death of his best friend influenced his new album, 'The World at Night.'
Drew Schwartz
1.31.20
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