LeVar Burton Still Has a Message for Non-Readers like Donald Trump
We had a convo with the famed 'Star Trek' actor about his past, present, and future.
Yaadcore Wants You to Leave Your Badmind Behind On The Upbeat "Fenke, Fenke"
Co-founder of reggae record label '12 Yaad Records,' the DJ turned producer wants to make feel good music with a message.
I Died, Met God, and Came Back as a Roots Healer
The first-person story of Bishop Dickerson, one of the last roots workers in Mississippi.
‘Black Panther’ Is Going to Be an Important Movie
Because black people have never seen anything like it before.
Mullahs, Skateparks, and Designer Knock-Offs: Inside Modern Iran
It's a million things at once. A country where vastly different understandings of the world live side by side.
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Colson Whitehead Explains How He Grew as a Writer for 'The Underground Railroad'
Oprah's new favorite author talks to VICE about his fascinating new novel, the creative process, and why it's impossible to make fun of Donald Trump.
Living Aesthetic: Humans On Comfort In and Out of The Studio
The electro-pop duo strive for simplicity with their sound and their style.
Still Lives: Jazz Cartier Talks About What Comfort Means to Him
The 'Prince of Toronto' outlines his style guide on art and music.
The New 'Roots' Proves That Slave Narratives Are Still Important
The reboot of the seminal TV classic doesn't break new ground the way it's predecessor did, but that doesn't mean it's not worthwhile.
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The Filmmakers Reviving 'Roots' Discuss Recreating the Iconic Series for a Modern Audience
VICE sits down with Mario Van Peebles, Mandela Van Peebles, and Mark Wolper to talk about their new four-part miniseries that retells the classic story of Kunta Kinte.
Snoop Dogg Slams New 'Roots' Reboot in Message to Fans
"I can't watch no motherfucking more black movies where niggas get dogged down..."
Can 'Underground' Break Free of the Slave Narrative's Traditional Tropes?
'Underground' is a well-worn addition to the suddenly crowded genre of slave narrative.