america

entertainment

'Patriot Act's' Hasan Minhaj on the Value of Being an Outsider in America

'The Daily Show' alum and Netflix host talks about why audiences are seeking out voices like his.
Noel Ransome
a day ago
as told to

I Got Banned From the US When Airport Security Found My Coke Texts

Immigration officials said that they’d found a reference to cocaine on my phone and immediately put me on a flight back to the UK.
Isabella Brazier-Jones
6.20.19
tv

Netflix's 'When They See Us’ Emphasizes the Humanity of the Central Park Five

With their obsession on the lurid details, true crime shows often turn victims into props. ‘When They See Us’ manages to avoid that, thanks to creator Ava DuVernay.
Noel Ransome
6.4.19
Television

What I Learned About Canada and Justin Trudeau From Last Night’s ‘The Simpsons’

It wasn’t a bad skewering of the prime minister but we’re still the land of liberal American wish fulfillment.
Jordan Foisy
4.29.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Two Arkansas Men Allegedly Got Hammered, Put on Bulletproof Vests, Shot Each Other, Then Lied to the Cops About It

Heroes.
Mack Lamoureux
4.4.19
News

Canadian Family Drove for Two Days with Dad’s Corpse to Avoid American Healthcare: Report

Police discovered the body early on Sunday morning at a Quebec border crossing, and the family reportedly said they kept their dad in the vehicle to avoid the American healthcare system.
Mack Lamoureux
4.1.19
Culture

It Feels Like We're Getting Closer and Closer to the Dystopia of 'Children of Men'

Tucked within Alfonso Cuarón's depiction of bloodshed and social upheaval are parallels to our troubled times that illuminate, especially, the current state of the immigration debate.
Clayton Schuster
3.26.19
Sticky

Weed Packaging Rules Are Wasteful Overkill

On both sides of the border, the regulations around keeping cannabis away from kids means excessive packaging that can take a toll on both profits and the environment.
Manisha Krishnan
Randy Robinson
2.28.19
Film

French Director Gaspar Noé on America’s Fear of the Penis

“The fear of the penis in the United States still shocks me,” he said. “In many ways, the Western world is turning Victorian.”
Noel Ransome
2.27.19
News

These Diplomats Are Suing Canada Over the Mysterious Brain Damage They Got While Stationed in Cuba

It’s dubbed the Havana Syndrome and its cause is unknown.
Tamara Khandaker
2.7.19
Drugs

Why Europe Has Dodged America's Fentanyl Crisis

Europe's most lucrative heroin markets seem ripe for a fentanyl takeover. But why the no-show?
Max Daly
2.7.19
Culture

Why John Legend Learning to Swim Is Such a Big Deal

A history of segregation in pools makes the singer's foray into swim lessons all the more important.
Taylor Hosking
1.29.19
0144