Media Power List

The VICE Media Power List: 'What's a Beauty YouTuber?' Edition

From over-14s learning about James Charles to Danny Dyer on a horse, here's a ranking of the recent stories the media couldn't get enough of.
Gavin Haynes
All the Shit

All the Shit That's About to Go Down During Sagittarius Season

Between the 21st of November and the 21st of December, everybody around you is going to do whatever the fuck they want.
Daisy Jones
Planet Festival

All Points East Is a Love Letter to London

Sure, it's a very specific and nostalgic letter, but the festival also looked to the future as much as it offered up the chance to return to the past.
Ben Charlie Smoke

How North America's Opioid Crisis Differs in Small Communities

Meet Desiree Beck, who, until recently, was the sole harm reduction worker for a 50,000-square-kilometre area of northern Ontario.
Allison Tierney
That Rainbow's End

The ‘Phantom Thread’ Score Is Like Its Own Coming-of-Age Story

Wow wild how Jonny Greenwood put out the album of the year in January and it's a no-vocals orchestral soundtrack.
Tshepo Mokoena
That Rainbow's End

Question: Does Shouting Between Songs at Gigs Make You a Prick?

Or, a shallow dive into whether I was an asshole for yelling "FUCK IT UP THOUGH" at a Moses Sumney gig.
Tshepo Mokoena
That Rainbow's End

Expressing Blackness Isn’t a Trend, It’s a Lifesaver

Recent Kelela and Kamille videos show how to celebrate being black in ways that feel totally genuine.
Tshepo Mokoena
I'm Afraid of Everyone

Coeur de Pirate on Breaking the Cycle of Alcoholism

"If I had a rough day, I'd have a drink. If I had a social function, or worse, an awards ceremony to attend? I'd definitely have a drink."
Béatrice Martin
Ryan Bassil's Fantastical Emporium of Music as Magic (and sometimes shit)

“Where Tiny Men Have Been Absorbed, for Questioning the Sky”

Whether ‘6 Feet Beneath The Moon’ or in ‘A New Place 2 Drown’, King Krule is a satellite, illuminating the endless depth of darkness.
Ryan Bassil

Why Black Women Are Speaking Out on Domestic Violence

When the media is silent, black women take to Twitter to tell their necessary stories.
Tari Ngangura

‘Black Panther’ Is Going to Be an Important Movie

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

Viral Hate Videos Are a Person of Colour’s Reality

Violent, racist clips are the new normal on my social media feed and have changed the way I look at the world.
Sarah Hagi