Ava DuVernay

tv

The Times Changed, But 'Orange Is the New Black' Didn't

The show's attempts to make prison life entertaining undermine its mission of exposing harsh realities of incarceration.
Taylor Hosking
7.30.19
tv

Oprah's 'When They See Us Now' Special Shows the Scars the Series Didn't Heal

The exonerated men, formerly known as the Central Park Five, still struggle with trauma as they fight for systemic change.
Taylor Hosking
6.13.19
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
Film

Steven Spielberg’s Hypocritical Crusade Against Netflix

The legendary director once known for leading ‘New Hollywood’ can’t seem to see how old he’s beginning to look.
Noel Ransome
3.8.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Ava DuVernay's Central Park Five Series 'When They See Us' Is Going to Be a Gut-Punch for Trump

Trump famously railed against the wrongfully convicted teens. Now DuVernay is going to tell their story.
Taylor Hosking
3.1.19
Holy Shit

Don't Mean to Alarm You But Here's Sade's First New Song in Seven Years

"Flower of the Universe," produced by No I.D., is the elusive singer's contribution to the upcoming 'A Wrinkle in Time' soundtrack.
Lauren O'Neill
3.6.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Foreign governments said to use Trump hotels to "curry favour," California couple charged with holding 13 children captive in horrific conditions, Trump reportedly scorned black members of Congress, and more.
VICE Staff
1.16.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Ava DuVernay Is Creating a Central Park Five Series for Netflix

The filmmaker plans to explore each step the criminal justice system took before the five Harlem teens were exonerated in 2014 for a crime they didn't commit.
Lauren Messman
7.6.17
Stuff

Ava DuVernay's 'Queen Sugar' Is a Stunning Show About Black Lives on the Bayou

The new OWN TV show about a black-owned Louisiana farm is a cinematic look at inheritance that's both familial and cultural.
Nijla Mu’min
9.6.16
This Week in Racism

Is It Possible to Make the Academy Awards More Diverse?

The Academy snubbed minority actors and filmmakers this year, but the problem runs deeper than black faces not holding little gold statues.
Dave Schilling
1.17.15