representation

coffee

Sahra Nguyen Wants to Change the Trajectory of Vietnamese Coffee

“I wanted to show people that there's so much more to Vietnam than instant coffee.”
Bettina Makalintal
4.8.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Jordan Peele Says He'll Never Have a 'White Dude' Star in His Movies

"I've seen that movie."
River Donaghey
3.28.19
Black History Month

Black Creatives Tell Us What Black History Month Means to Them in 2019

"Slavery is behind us, but racism is still there. We need more than just a month to stop it."
Yasmine Seck
Alexandre Perras
3.1.19
Film

'I Thought He Was a Fake': Why Yalitza Aparicio Almost Left Her 'Roma' Audition

Her Oscar nomination broke ground, but it almost didn't happen over a suspected catfishing situation.
Ollin Velasco
2.26.19
Oscars

Spike Lee's Oscar Speech Was A Lesson In Black History

The Oscar-winning writer and director of 'BlacKkKlansman' paid honor to his legacy of work and those that got him to the Academy Award stage.
Stacie Williams
2.25.19
fried chicken

Fried Chicken Restaurant Takes Down 'Insensitive' Paintings of Rappers After Outcry

A new restaurant in a gentrifying area of DC received backlash from locals for paintings that showed rappers as chickens.
Bettina Makalintal
2.8.19
golden globes

Why It's Important for Diverse, Emerging Artists to Win Awards

Representation matters more than you think.
Kara Weisenstein
1.8.19
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
10.15.18
To Hell And Back

We Should Be Hopeful About Metal's Future

How two young Japanese girls convinced me that metal is changing for the better (plus new tunes from Carpe Noctem, Minority Threat, Domkraft, To End It All, and more).
Kim Kelly
10.5.18
To Hell And Back

Metal's Inclusive Future Looks Like a Zeal & Ardor Show

Representation of diverse identities is crucial within a changing subculture that still has so far to go (Plus new tunes from Atrament, Electric Citizen, Ragana, and more).
Kim Kelly
9.28.18
LGBTQ

Don't Get the Outrage Over Jack Whitehall 'Playing Gay'? Listen to These Queer Actors

If Disney are going to make a big deal about creating a gay character, they should probably make a big deal about casting a gay actor.
Michael Segalov
8.17.18
Film

The Lasting Legacy of Hollywood’s Recent Casting Controversies

For years the industry has been accused of whitewashing roles in its films. Here’s a timeline of the recent offenders.
Connor Garel
8.15.18
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