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hate crimes

All charges dropped against actor Jussie Smollett

The "Empire" actor was accused of faking a hate crime against himself.
Tess Owen
3.26.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Drake’s Dad Defends Jussie Smollett and R. Kelly

Why tho?
Manisha Krishnan
3.1.19
News

Everything We Know About the Arrests in Jussie Smollett's Case

At least one of the two men police detained in connection with the case reportedly worked on ‘Empire.’
Taylor Hosking
2.16.19
LGBTQ

Jussie Smollett Reminds Us That Fame Doesn't Protect Queer and Trans POC

The 'Empire' actor appeared on 'Good Morning America' to speak on his attack and defend himself against those calling him a liar.
Arielle Gray
2.14.19
Culture

'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett Attacked in 'Possible Hate Crime'

According to police, Smollett was assaulted by two offenders who were "yelling out racial and homophobic slurs."
Nicole Clark
1.29.19
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

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VICE Staff
10.6.16
Features

A Conversation with Cœur de Pirate on Beyonce and 'Empire'

What else were we gonna do, take her on a boat?
Slava Pastuk
10.7.15
Stuff

'Empire' Holds Up a Funhouse Mirror to Our Frenetic Reality

The new season of the consistently careening popular show reflects America's similarly abrupt landscape of culture and politics.
Nijla Mu’min
9.25.15
Stuff

'Empire' Is 17 Million Americans' Favorite Greek Tragedy

The most popular and relevant show on TV is full of ripped-from-the-headlines plots, elaborate musical set pieces, eye-popping cameos, pop-culture tie-ins, and more melodrama than you can shake a stick at.
Drew Millard
9.21.15
Premieres

Of Monsters and Men's Video for "Empire" Is Magical and Totally 'Harold and Maude'

And 'Harold and Maude' is only one of the best movies ever. Also, the Icelandic quintet's new tune is straight gorgey.
Kim Taylor Bennett
8.6.15
Stuff

We Asked Rappers What They Thought About 'Empire'

"This shit is bringing back the soul in TV and I'm with it."
Lauren Schwartzberg
3.28.15
Madonna

How Lucious Lyon Fucked Over Madonna

The Queen of Pop sold more albums but the TV soundtrack ended up on top. Why?
Zel McCarthy
3.20.15
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