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'Babylon': The Film Banned in America for Being Too Honest

Actor Brinsley Forde on the UK classic that gave black London a voice.
Noel Ransome
5 days ago
South Korea

K-Pop’s Squeaky Clean Image Tarnished by Recent Sex Scandals Involving Its Biggest Stars

The multi-billion industry has a serious problem of sexual misconduct and abuse of power.
Mustika Hapsoro
3.13.19
Music

We Asked Wedding DJs How They Feel About Playing Michael Jackson's Music

“If some of us don’t take a stand as professionals, we’re kind of enabling him.”
Noel Ransome
3.13.19
Music

Here's What Hip-Hop Looks Like in One of the World's Poorest Countries

In Nepal, grassroots rap battles and free song releases on YouTube are how rappers get heard – and they have a lot to say.
Arun Budhathoki
2.28.19
Music

Look Upon This Cringey US Army Rap Recruitment Video and Despair

'Uniform: paid for. Electric bill: paid for. Water bill: paid for.'
Justin Caffier
2.27.19
Culture

'He Was a Sexual Predator' Says Director of New Michael Jackson Doc

Dan Reed, director of 'Leaving Neverland,' spoke to us about his new film, which details allegations of sexual misconduct against the king of pop.
Josiah Hesse
2.19.19
Film

'Lords of Chaos' Is a Loving, Concerned, and Troubled Look at Black Metal

VICE spoke with director Jonas Åkerlund about his new take on an old story.
Grayson Haver Currin
2.19.19
Views My Own

The Kamala Harris 'Reefergate' Scandal Is the Dumbest Story of the Year

Did the California senator pretend that she smoked weed to Snoop Dogg in college? Why are we talking about this?
Harry Cheadle
2.14.19
mental health

Why the Music Industry Should Follow This Label’s Mental Health Initiative

Royal Mountain Records’ pledge to extend benefits to its artists is a big deal.
Brad Garcia
2.8.19
Culture

Why John Legend Learning to Swim Is Such a Big Deal

A history of segregation in pools makes the singer's foray into swim lessons all the more important.
Taylor Hosking
1.29.19
sex work

How Sex Work and Social Media Launched a Music Career

As Cortana Blue, she’s a top-ranking camgirl. As Laika, she’s a synth-pop artist carving out more space for sex workers in mainstream culture.
Brad Garcia
1.22.19
YouTube

From ‘Naruto’ to ‘Iron Man’, YouTuber King Vader Is Making Them Do the Milly Rock

We spoke to Dominique Barrett aka King Vader about why be believes he’ll be the greatest director of his generation.
Noel Ransome
1.18.19
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