Brian McManus is VICE's Director of Branded Editorial. In past lives he was our Special Projects Editor, the music editor at BuzzFeed and the Village Voice, a touring musician, and a professional chef.
The Gear You Need to Take Perfect Food Photos
According to professional food photographer Michael Persico.
These Delicious Ingredients and Products Will Make You a Better Cook
According to VICE Culinary Director Farideh Sadeghin, who can't live without them.
The Total Skeptic's Guide to 'the World's Largest UFO Convention'
Ignore, ignore, and ignore until you can't ignore anymore.
Anthony Bourdain Made Us All Proud to Be Line Cooks
After Bourdain, we tried to become better—as cooks, as people—and began to reexamine why it was we punched the clock and one another in the dicks.
We Asked People at a UFO Conference About Their Alien Encounters
"My first abduction experience happened in the womb because my mom was abducted."
I Used a 'Human Uber' Surrogate to Do My Job for Me
And it was terrible.
Tip: Make Everyone at Your Halloween Party Dress Like Darth Maul
These photos prove it's the only way to avoid the holiday's two most embarrassing pitfalls.
These Parents Are Proud as Hell of Their Lame-Ass Teens
Today's teenagers don't drink, don't smoke. What do they do? Study, mostly.
Waiting Out Harvey in My Parents' Trailer Is a Slow-Churning Nightmare
In the drive leading up to their spot outside our hometown of Houston, a sign reads "Ruff Enuff." My parents' place isn't flooded, but this is the worst storm we've seen.
Liberals Are Treating Their Bodies Like Garbage Cans After Trump's Win
"I haven't been sober this year, I don't think."
Chicano Batman Have Gone Full Gil Scott-Heron on New Album 'Freedom Is Free'
Watch the premiere of their new song and video "Friendship (Is a Small Boat in a Storm)."
Why a Music Festival Let the World Believe a Harambe Hologram was Part of Its Lineup
A last second joke addition to a lineup exposed a ton about meme culture, clickbait, the state of journalism, how news is shared, and affection for a dead gorilla.