Drew Schwartz

TV

I Want All of Tony Soprano's Clothes So Bad

After binging 'The Sopranos,' I have way too many thoughts about the Skip's wardrobe, from his short-sleeved button-downs to The Robe.
Drew Schwartz
5 days ago
Essays

Artists Are Ditching Their Racially Insensitive Band Names. Who's Next?

No matter how slight a band name's connotation to slavery in America may be, now is the time to change it.
Drew Schwartz
6.26.20
News

When You Get to Hell, This Song Plays on Repeat for All Eternity

2020's worst piece of "music" is this Donald Trump reelection anthem, sung by seven disturbingly cheerful, mask-less white people.
Drew Schwartz
6.18.20
Tattoos

Hair Salons and Nail Studios Have Reopened—So Why Can't Tattoo Shops?

Tattoo artists are trained on cross-contamination, sterilization, and disease prevention—but shops across the country remain closed while other businesses reopen.
Drew Schwartz
5.27.20
VICE Magazine

The Last of New York City's Jukebox Repairmen Are Searching for Their Successors

There are only five people in New York capable of fixing antique jukeboxes. Unless they can find someone to carry on their line of work, it might go extinct.
Drew Schwartz
5.26.20
movies

This Atlanta Theater Is Hosting Free, Private Screenings for Frontline Workers

The Plaza is inviting healthcare workers and their families to watch any movie they want in its 485-seat auditorium, all by themselves.
Drew Schwartz
5.13.20
Streaming

We Asked 13 Artists How Spotify's 'Tip Jar' Is Working Out for Them

Amber Coffman, Of Montreal, and Zola Jesus gave VICE their thoughts on asking for donations on the multi-billion-dollar platform after coronavirus put them out of a job.
Emilie Friedlander
Josh Terry
Drew Schwartz
5.12.20
Dads

I Can't Spend Time With My Dad, but Doing Crosswords Over the Phone Helps

Working on puzzles side-by-side has always been a ritual for us. Even with quarantine keeping us apart, we found a way to hold on to it.
Drew Schwartz
5.5.20
Opinion

Don't Blame Georgia's Restaurant Owners for Reopening. Blame Brian Kemp

The Governor forced them to make an impossible choice: Open up and put your employees and guests at risk, or let your business die.
Drew Schwartz
5.1.20
Features

Dive Bars Need PPP Loans to Survive—But Big Chains Sucked the Fund Dry

Corporations took millions from a program designed to help small businesses. Without that money, dives across the country are at risk of closing permanently.
Drew Schwartz
4.24.20
Festivals

Burning Man Is Going Virtual, and So Are the Orgies

Burners told us their plans for the digital festival, from throwing sex parties on Zoom to driving an "Ass Cream Truck" around the block.
Drew Schwartz
4.17.20
We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us

We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us, Volume 26

You came through with the Vessel, clown carnival murder music, and [checks notes] a Shaquille O'Neal pregnancy test.
Trey Smith
Ashwin Rodrigues
Alex Zaragoza
Drew Schwartz
4.13.20
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