Detroit

Drugs

What It's Like to Be a Big-Time Female Coke Trafficker

"We were moving like 60 keys a week. I brought in my dad and my stepbrother and we were off and running."
Brandi Davis
7.30.18
documentaries

A New True-Crime Doc About 'White Boy' Rick Will Make You Madder Than Hell

A dumbfounding new documentary explores the institutional horror story of Detroit's Richard Wershe Jr. a.k.a. White Boy Rick.
Seth Ferranti
5.29.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Cops Say Wave of Public Paintball Wars Started with 21 Savage

The skirmishes have hit the streets of Atlanta, Milwaukee, Greensboro, and Detroit, and have potentially claimed two lives.
Drew Schwartz
5.2.18
Art

Tom of Finland’s Explicit Art Radically Changed How We View Gay Sexuality

The legendary queer artist is famous for his photo-realistic drawings of gay men enjoying sex.
Mikelle Street
4.28.18
immigration

ICE Has Trapped This Immigrant in a Church for Three Months

If he's deported, he'll leave behind his family, including a wife suffering from multiple sclerosis.
Trevor Bach
4.19.18
Black Women Making History

The Artist Taking Black Female Tattooers on the Road

An interview with Detroit tattoo artist Lorri "Lady L" Thomas, the founder of the Ladies of Ink Tour.
Emerson Rosenthal
3.6.18
thump exclusive stream

Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald Team Up for Luxuriant New Track

Hear the techno pioneers' latest Borderland single "Concave 1."
Alexander Iadarola
7.11.17
thump news

Detroit DJs Met with the Mayor About Expanding the City's Nightlife Economy

Members of its electronic music scene met with Mark Duggan about what he could do the help the local scene.
Alexander Iadarola
6.28.17
thump mix

THUMP Mix: Terrence Parker

Ahead of his new album, the Detroit DJ institution blesses us with a live mix and chat about the city's future.
David Garber
6.16.17
Features

The Family That Raves Together, Stays Together

Kevin Saunderson and his sons Dantiez and DaMarii are Detroit techno's first family.
Michelle Lhooq
6.7.17
Features

These Photos Capture the Twisted Hedonism of Movement’s Afterparty Scene

Sex, blood, and rave n' roll.
Ezra Marcus
6.5.17
Features

Getting Rejected from a Party Taught Me the Meaning of Nightlife

I haven't been rejected from a party in a while, but being denied at Seth Troxler's infamous Old Miami rager in Detroit was the enlightenment I needed.
Michelle Lhooq
6.5.17
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