Op-Ed

3 days ago

Justin Timberlake's New Music Will Lean Heavily on Black Artists, Again

The 'Man of the Woods' singer appears tired of the woods; he just announced forthcoming collaborations with SZA, Lizzo, and Meek Mill.

7.2.19

Colin Kaepernick and Nike Are Right, the Betsy Ross Flag Shouldn't Be on Sneakers

Betsy Ross' flag is a reminder of slavery. We don't need it on shoes.

6.25.19

How to Expand the 'Have I Been Pwned' Brand

A tongue-in-cheek proposal to make Have I Been Pwned’s brand even more valuable.

6.11.19

The Nine-Year-Old Paying Off His Classmates' Lunch Debt Isn't a 'Feel Good' Story

Framing these stories as inspirational pushes us further into a bleak future where debt is inescapable, even in elementary school.

5.29.19

You Can Never Have Enough Garlic, You Fools

A bad tweet from the New York Times has ignited the garlic-obsessed masses.

5.28.19

In Defense of Wedge Salads, from the Father of the Writer Who Denigrated Them

We received this unsolicited opinion piece from writer Sydney Mondry's dad and it deserves to be published on VICE.

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5.3.19

Why We Must End Strip Searches In Canada’s Prisons for Women

Forcing women to remove their clothes and perform humiliating actions should be understood as state-sanctioned sexual assault.

1.25.19

Chris Brown Doesn’t Know When to Shut Up

Maintaining your innocence and being an asshole aren't the same thing.

1.2.19

In 2018, Death Metal Reigned Supreme

As the world burned around us, a new class of forward-thinking bands rose up from the ashes to remind us that only death is real.

9.14.18

Tom Waits’ New Song of Anti-Fascist Resistance Needed More Teeth

Waits and Marc Ribot's cover of the Italian partisans' anthem "Bella Ciao" should've honored modern revolutionaries, not a milquetoast march.

7.26.18

Musicians with Substance-Use Disorders Deserve Empathy Not Hysteria

The reaction to Demi Lovato's hospitalisation this week shows how much further we in the media, and the general public, still have to go.

4.12.18

I Feel at Home in the Isolation of Wrekmeister Harmonies' New Album

The experimental doom/drone duo's new LP was created in isolation, and makes me homesick for the once-familiar sound of silence.

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