Los Angeles

GENTRIFICATION

What Happens When Latinx People Gentrify Latinx Communities

LA's Boyle Heights is gentrifying despite a battle to ward off outsiders, and Latinx people may have something to do with that.
Ludwig Hurtado
1.31.19
Body Positivity

Dancing in a Body-Positive Strip Show Taught Me How to be Fat and Sexy

Growing up, I always felt sexiness was something reserved for thin people. Stripping helped change that.
Alison Stevenson
1.28.19
christmas

A Critical Analysis of Bob Dylan's 2018 Xmas Lights

Though the Woolsey Fire took out Mr. Dylan's fence and hedge, it was not able to destroy his Christmas spirit.
Merrill Markoe
12.21.18
The Power and Privilege Issue

Safe Spaces

Out of despair, students of colour seek meaningful ways to reflect on national politics and social injustice on their own terms.
Marina Garcia-Vasquez
10.18.18
Film

This Is the Best Version of 'A Star Is Born' Yet

To prep for the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper reboot, I watched all the old versions, and the new one is the best of the bunch.
Kara Weisenstein
10.8.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Cops Busted Three LA Teens and a Mom for String of Celeb Burglaries

They allegedly stole millions of dollars worth of cash and jewelry from celebrities like Rihanna, and were apparently planning to hit LeBron James and Matt Damon next.
Drew Schwartz
10.3.18
Religion

I Spent a Weird (and Homophobic) Day Trying to Follow God's Will

Inspired by the show 'God Friended Me,' I tried to change my life by following the instructions of the big man upstairs.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
10.1.18
Cannabis

California's Illegal Weed Industry Is Doing Better Than Ever

Those in the weed business have discovered that the black market is still more profitable in many ways than the newly legal industry.
Hayley Fox
9.6.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

LA's New Naked Trump Statue Envisions the President as a Killer Clown

Activist art collective INDECLINE explains why its latest statue is based on serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Drew Schwartz
8.17.18
Pee

I Went to a Donald Trump-Themed Pee Party

The Los Angeles-based collective Dominatrixes Against Donald Trump spent a recent evening peeing on men dressed as the president.
Zachary Shucklin
8.10.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Fans Spent $1,000 Putting Dozens of Peel-Off Stars on the Walk of Fame

Because nothing infuriates the libs more than giant stickers.
Drew Schwartz
8.10.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Corpse Flower Named 'Li'l Stinker' Is About to Bloom Disgustingly

Flora fans have gathered in LA's Huntington Library to breathe in the awful, awesome odor.
Nicole Clark
8.2.18
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