Mason Miller

The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Misty Plowright Is More Than Just One of America's First Trans Congressional Candidates

The Colorado congressional candidate is a long-shot to win her conservative district. But she's determined to pull it off—with or without the Democratic Party's help.
Mason Miller
8.12.16
Stuff

What I've Learned from My Shitty Roommates

Becoming a better housemate is a pretty important, though tricky, step on the path toward full-blown adulthood.
Mason Miller
3.10.15
Travel

Meet the Queen Behind New Orleans's Changing Drag Scene

Vinsantos Defonte is the queen of New Orleans queens, and she wants you to know that drag is having a comeback in the Big Easy—and it's bigger and bustier than ever.
Mason Miller
2.17.15
Stuff

Balloons Turn Me On and I Don't Think There's Anything Wrong with That

"The real deal is when my girl is laying on top of a big balloon, naked, with her ass pointing at me, surrounded by soft latex, inflating a balloon with her mouth."
Mason Miller
12.1.14
News

An Expert Describes Non-Stupid Ways to Use Ebola Quarantines

Dr. Susan McLellan told us the deceptively simple things can be done, and why those things aren’t so simple in developing parts of Africa.
Mason Miller
10.29.14
Stuff

Meet the Graduates of the Harvard of Drag Schools

Vinsantos Defonte runs the most intense drag workshop in New Orleans, if not the entire United States, and her students represent all the flavors of the drag rainbow.
Mason Miller
10.9.14
Stuff

Joan Rivers' Spiritual Guide Is Fighting Crime with Voodoo in New Orleans

After a bloody summer in New Orleans, Joan Rivers' favorite Voodoo Priestess, Sallie Ann Glassman, is asking a warrior spirit to cleanse her neighborhood and bring balance back to her home. We visited the ceremony.
Mason Miller
9.22.14
News

New Orleans Middle Schoolers Are Beating the Shit Out of Artists and Gays

Given the area's high homicide rate, and overall terrible economic outlook for residents, the severe beatings of a few creatives could be seen as unimportant. But what's going on in New Orleans when kids who are reportedly around 11-years-old seem to...
Mason Miller
8.21.14
Stuff

The Jehovah's Witnesses' Annual Convention Was So Organized It Was Creepy

They oversee everything, and leave nothing up to the venue, including cleaning. It's a style of planning and teamwork that must be well practiced after decades of carving up a neighborhood into sectors, and knocking on every door.
Mason Miller
6.25.14
Stuff

Alabama's Moonshine Task Force Is Closing In on the Last Few Aging Bootleggers

The ABC Board, which operates a statewide monopoly on liquor sales is funded by a liquor tax, and performs its own enforcement. Recently, enforcement has taken the form of a massive crackdown on their only competition: moonshiners.
Mason Miller
6.12.14