roots

entertainment

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.
Noel Ransome
10.25.18
New music

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.
Sharine Taylor
6.15.18
Faith

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.
Bishop Dickerson
2.2.18
column

‘Black Panther’ Is Going to Be an Important Movie

Because black people have never seen anything like it before.
Noel Ransome
6.12.17
Travel

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.
Roya Azadi
11.29.16
the vice reader

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.
Brandon Harris
8.30.16
style rider

Living Aesthetic: Humans On Comfort In and Out of The Studio

The electro-pop duo strive for simplicity with their sound and their style.
Cam Lindsay
8.24.16
style rider

Still Lives: Jazz Cartier Talks About What Comfort Means to Him

The 'Prince of Toronto' outlines his style guide on art and music.
Cam Lindsay
8.19.16
Stuff

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.
Brandon Harris
6.14.16
VICE TALKS FILM

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.
VICE Staff
5.30.16
Artykuły

Snoop Dogg Slams New 'Roots' Reboot in Message to Fans

"I can't watch no motherfucking more black movies where niggas get dogged down..."
John Hill
5.30.16
Stuff

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.
Brian Josephs
3.8.16
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