Identity

Culture

It's About Damn Time for a Truly Great Plus-Size Rom-Com

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Why aren't they portrayed on-screen?
Gianluca Russo
11.6.18
Art

This Artist Builds Sculptures Using Only Black Lego

We had a chance to speak with Toronto’s Ekow Nimako about why he’s building monuments for black youth.
VICE Staff
11.2.18
tv

‘Luke Cage’ Wasn’t Black Enough to Be a Classic

'Luke Cage' tried to appeal to every audience. And the show's quality suffered because of it.
Noel Ransome
10.23.18
Culture

Stop Telling Black Writers to Stop Writing About Race

A recent series of comments forced me to confront the issues of writing like everyone else as an other.
Noel Ransome
10.12.18
DC

Superman Shouldn’t Be White

Because it never completely made sense to begin with.
Noel Ransome
9.17.18
TIFF 2018

‘The Hate U Give’ Underscores the Dangers of Code Switching

People of colour need to stop sanctioning the bullshit white folks do and say.
Noel Ransome
9.13.18
tv

‘Random Acts of Flyness’ Nails the Horror Show of My Black Mind

Why this HBO show is the most daring thing on TV right now.
Noel Ransome
9.6.18
Film

Why I Was Never Excited for a Black James Bond

Simply copying and pasting black skin on a white character would trivialize the whole point of a black Bond.
Noel Ransome
8.28.18
tv

‘Insecure’ Sees My Messy, Awkward Blackness

In season three, Issa reminds us we don’t always have to strive for excellence.
Noel Ransome
8.22.18
comedy

Ari Shaffir Is Tearing Down God in His New Stand-Up Hour

We spoke to comedian Ari Shaffir about exploring religion and identity in a time of political correctness.
Nick Rose
8.22.18
Presented by Vans Unbound

Surviving the First Year of My Physical Transition

“I try to remind myself I’m only 10 months old and I try and ask for help as much as possible.”
Miles Farrell
8.20.18
Views My Own

‘BlacKkKlansman’ Creates a Safe-Space for White Audiences to Trivialize Racism

I’m a huge Spike Lee fan and this movie was such a disappointment to me.
Noel Ransome
8.15.18