Dexter Thomas

Coronavirus

The Dark Side of FOMO: Living Through a Coronavirus Outbreak in South Korea

South Koreans are obsessed with tracking the spread of coronavirus on their phones, in real time.
Dexter Thomas
2 days ago
impeachment

How a Song About Impeachment Snuck Into Your Favorite Pop Hits

Roy C's 1973 funk track about Nixon didn't get much traction till the hip-hop crowd got a hold of it, and now it's everywhere.
Dexter Thomas
12.20.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

The ‘Dr. Phil’ of Virtual Reality Is Helping Cartoon Mushrooms Talk About Dying

VICE News took a tour through virtual reality with Syrmor to see what it’s like to have cartoon pigs tell you their darkest secrets.
Dexter Thomas
9.9.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Bart Baker Quit YouTube. Now He’s Making a Living on the Chinese Internet

An ultra-successful YouTuber is hoping he can be big in China, without angering authorities.
Dexter Thomas
Karen Ye
9.6.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Why This Bookseller Is Still Afraid to Return Home to Hong Kong

“They charged me with the crime of selling illegal books. So it's obvious that if I stayed in Hong Kong, I'd be dead for sure.”
Karen Ye
Dexter Thomas
9.5.19
Video Games

The Secret to the Gruesome Sounds in Mortal Kombat Is Exploding Vegetables

We smashed bell peppers with Mortal Kombat’s sound designers to simulate the game's gore.
Dexter Thomas
Michael Shade
8.20.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This Dystopian Game Show Wants to Pay off Your Student Loans

Three contestants, three rounds of trivia, and a lot of prize money. Except the real goal here isn’t just to win cash, it’s to help fight America’s student debt crisis.
Dexter Thomas
8.14.19
VICE News Tonight on

Trump Doesn't Understand How A$AP Rocky's Swedish Assault Trial Works

Trump offered to pay A$AP's bail (which he can’t do, because Sweden doesn’t have a bail system).
Dexter Thomas
8.2.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Seattle Is Handing Out Money to Candidates. Would it Work Nationwide?

Seattle's trying to Make Running for Office Cheaper
Kristin Fraser
Dexter Thomas
8.1.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Cory Booker Isn’t Afraid to Talk About Racism and Reparations With White Voters

Cory Booker wants to be president, and he also wants to talk about reparations. VICE News asked him if thinks he’ll be able to do both.
Dexter Thomas
7.31.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

How Oregon Republican Senators Killed a Bill by Running Away from the Police

Sen. Tim Knopp (R-Bend), in an interview at his cabin hideout in an undisclosed location in Idaho, maintained that the actions of his party were a political protest.
Dexter Thomas
Myles Andrews-Duve
6.26.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Children Are Still Fighting Muay Thai — Even After the Death of a Young Boy

Fans and families like things the way they are.
Dexter Thomas
Karen Ye
6.23.19
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