Michael Cuby

LGBTQ

James Baldwin's Queerness Was Inseparable from His Blackness

Though 'I Am Not Your Negro' doesn't address Baldwin's homosexuality, it was integral to his political philosophy in ways that can give us hope today.
Michael Cuby
2.4.17
Film

‘Moonlight’ Captures the Complexities of Growing Up Gay and Black in America

The film, which is released this Friday, navigates the intersection of two distinct experiences in ways most cinema hasn't.
Michael Cuby
10.20.16
Culture

The New Season of 'Transparent' Is Ushering in the Trans Revolution

With season three of the Amazon show, its creator Jill Soloway continues to highlight a wide cross section of trans experiences.
Michael Cuby
9.24.16
Stuff

Talking to 'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris About Putting the New Black Middle Class on Screen

We spoke to the creator behind ABC's consistently funny and cutting family comedy about politics, 'The Cosby Show,' and aspirational TV.
Michael Cuby
2.4.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This British Explorer Is Hiking 1,100 Miles Across Antarctica, Alone

A 55-year-old former British Army Officer has set off on a 75-day trek throughout Antartica – and he's doing it without any assistance.
Michael Cuby
11.17.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Native American Tribe Just Panicked and Burned All Its Weed

The South Dakota tribe planned to open a marijuana resort, but then freaked out about the possibility of a federal raid and burned all of the marijuana.
Michael Cuby
11.10.15
Stuff

We Asked An Expert Why People Believe In – and Hunt – Ghosts

Justin McDaniel, one of the founders of the Penn Ghost Project, an interdisciplinary group of academics that explores humanity's relationship with the otherworldly.
Michael Cuby
11.3.15
Stuff

Lady Gaga Restores 'American Horror Story' to Its Former Glory

The singer's merging of creep and camp embodies the 'American Horror Story' ideal in a way that makes the new season feel more like itself than ever before.
Michael Cuby
10.8.15
Stuff

How to Enjoy Pop Culture When You're Black

It's easy to write off pop cultural racism as "just a joke." But if we ignore small microaggressions, then we ignore how they create a larger picture of anti-black racism in society today.
Michael Cuby
9.15.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Lot of People are Mad at Kelly Osbourne for a Thing She Said About Latinos On 'The View'

Kelly Osbourne wants to ask Donald Trump "who is going to clean your toilets" after all the Latinos are deported.
Michael Cuby
8.5.15