Stop Telling Black Writers to Stop Writing About Race

A recent series of comments forced me to confront the issues of writing like everyone else as an other.
Noel Ransome

My Quest to Become a Harry Potter Erotic Fanfic Writer

Seven days and 12,000 words later, I understand why a children’s book universe is such a potent vehicle for smut.
Laura Bell

A Beginner's Guide to Launching Your First Short Film

The filmmakers and judges behind Thunderdance Film Festival lend aspiring directors some wisdom on how to get your indie film seen.
Amelia Abraham
Black Women Making History

Yrsa Daley-Ward's Intimate Poems Have Become an Instagram Sensation

The Nigerian-Jamaican writer has a new memoir called 'The Terrible' hitting shelves in June.
Tari Ngangura
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Writing a Different Kind of 'Captain America'

"I'm not convinced I can tell a great 'Captain America' story—which is precisely why I want so bad to try."
Drew Schwartz

I Copied the Routines of Famous Writers and It Sucked

Did Balzac really drink 50 cups of coffee a day? Does Murakami actually wake up at 4 AM? For a week, I tried to live like famous writers. It went poorly.
Nick Greene
Life Inside

Even Phone Calls Are Incredibly Stressful in Prison

When making a call one day, I notice two white dudes covered in tats and wearing heavy coats in the middle of summer. This makes me nervous.
Sterling R. Cunio
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Sean Spicer Is Writing a Book About His 'Turbulent Tenure' with Trump

He said he wants to "set the record straight" about what went down during his six-month stint as the White House press secretary.
Drew Schwartz

We Need Women of Colour in Our Writing Rooms

What it's like for a New Zealander being a "triple threat minority" in Hollywood—an immigrant woman of colour.
Shoshana Sachi
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Joan Didion Is Still Sharp as a Tack in the Trailer for Her New Documentary

'Joan Didion: The Center Cannot Hold' offers an unprecedented look into the life of one of America's most beloved writers.
VICE Staff

We Talked to Artists About How Sobering Up Changed Their Work

What happens when you finally stop drinking on stage?
Graham Isador

The Creator of 'Bojack Horseman' on Why Political Correctness Isn't Censorship

Actually, we talked to Raphael Bob-Waksberg about lots of stuff, including nostalgia, word-play, and not being sure how autobiographical he's being.
Patrick Marlborough