The VICE Guide to Right Now

Ava DuVernay's Central Park Five Series 'When They See Us' Is Going to Be a Gut-Punch for Trump

Trump famously railed against the wrongfully convicted teens. Now DuVernay is going to tell their story.
Taylor Hosking

You Really Need to Check Out TIFF’s Black Star Retrospective

TIFF’s artistic director Cameron Bailey on the importance of looking to the past.
Noel Ransome

A Brief History of That Kickass Flute Sample on Future’s “Mask Off”

The surprising story starts at an MLK-themed musical, goes to Atmosphere and ends up at... Swedish rap?
Phil Witmer

Rare Photos of Black Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' spotlights moments in the fight against discrimination, focusing on areas of the country where the struggle for civil rights has been ignored by the history books.
Chase Hall

This Town Is Trying Desperately to Put Diapers on Horses

The city of Selma passed a law in 2013 requiring horse owners to diaper their horses in order to cut down on the amount of poop in the streets, but almost no one is following it.
Harry Cheadle

Why Is It Still So Hard for Ex-Cons to Vote in Florida?

About a quarter of the ex-cons who can't vote in America live in the Sunshine State.
Francisco Alvarado

'Straight Out Of Compton' Actor Keith Stanfield Is Breaking into Music with MOORS

The performer pays tribute to his hometown in the video for "Gas."
Justin Staple
the vice reader

Something Nice to Do: An Interview with Renata Adler

We met one of the most fearless writers of our time to talk about her new collection of essays, Selma versus 'Selma,' and the many absurdities of a life of letters.
Catherine Lacey

In Georgia, the Battle Over Voting Rights Rages On

Fifty years after the march that spurred the Voting Rights Act, civil rights leaders in towns like Macon, Georgia face an uphill battle to stop discrimination at the polls.
Spencer Woodman

Fifty Years After Selma, Civil Rights in Alabama Are Still in Rough Shape

You'd think that by now Alabama would be tired of being the state where marginalized Americans have to demand their dignity the loudest.
Mike Pearl

Why Are Movie Awards So Much Better Than Music Awards?

Why do music industry awards shows regularly ignore albums and artists beloved by knowledgeable music fans? Here are a few theories.
John Norris
This Week in Racism

Is It Possible to Make the Academy Awards More Diverse?

The Academy snubbed minority actors and filmmakers this year, but the problem runs deeper than black faces not holding little gold statues.
Dave Schilling