Identity

Art

Artists like Damon Davis Are Transforming the Image of Blackness

We talk with BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors-Bignac and Damon Davis about black art becoming more than the trauma and struggle.
Noel Ransome
11.30.18
Art

These Sweet Photos Prove Masculinity Doesn't Have to Be Toxic

'Boys Will Be Boys' rejects gender norms in favor of a more inclusive approach to manhood.
Sara Radin
11.20.18
Culture

It's About Damn Time for a Truly Great Plus-Size Rom-Com

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Why aren't they portrayed on-screen?
Gianluca Russo
11.6.18
Art

This Artist Builds Sculptures Using Only Black Lego

We had a chance to speak with Toronto’s Ekow Nimako about why he’s building monuments for black youth.
VICE Staff
11.4.18
Music

These New Zealand Twins Create Electro-Folk With Traditional Indian Instruments

Tāl is as much about identity as it is a dreamy soundtrack you’d imagine was created for the duo's beautifully curated Instagram account.
Rituparna Som
10.25.18
Culture

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
10.13.18
Film

Why I Was Never Excited for a Black James Bond

Simply copying and pasting black skin on a white character would trivialize the whole point of a black Bond.
Noel Ransome
8.29.18
LGBQTI

Auckland’s Vogue Balls Are a Church for Queers, And Everyone Else

Next stop Paris.
James Borrowdale
8.14.18
masculinity

It Might Be Time to Retire the Buzz Phrase ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Ahead of the release of her new book ‘I’m Afraid of Men’ author Vivek Shraya reflects on masculinity myths.
Alison Sinkewicz
8.2.18
Blackkklansman

The True Story Behind Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman: A Black Cop Who Infiltrated the KKK

"My only regret was that I couldn't reveal who I was and what I was doing to thoroughly embarrass them and show them what idiots they were."
Royce Kurmelovs
7.25.18
Photography

These Aren’t Your Typical Wrestling Photos

Gay Mexican American photographer Ken Castañeda uses Lucha Libre in his work to express his complex identity.
Clara Mokri
7.7.18
Identity

Becoming My Own Half-Asian Man

Zachary Schwartz details his experience grappling with masculinity and race as a young man with a white father and an Asian mother.
Zachary Schwartz
6.29.18
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