Dexter Thomas

Vice News Tonight

A Brief History of America’s Fascination With Black People Dying on Camera – and Its Costs

Data shows that videos of black people dying get attention. But it’s also traumatic.
Dexter Thomas
6.18.20
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Ventilator Makers Are Restricting Access to Repair Manuals in a ‘Pure Profit Play’

Repair people trying keep these machines online for COVID-19 patients shouldn't have to beg the manufacturers for the manuals.
Judy Cai
Dina Elshinnawi
Dexter Thomas
6.9.20
Vice News Tonight

Cops Are Taking a Knee. Not Everyone Is Convinced.

For the viewer, “Good Cop” images can provide easy reassurance. And for police departments, they are a great organic source of positive PR.
Dexter Thomas
6.4.20
Vice News Tonight

We Joined a Ramadan Celebration in Animal Crossing

There were no Muslim holiday references in Animal Crossing... until now.
Dexter Thomas
5.23.20
Vice News Tonight

Coronavirus Is Speeding Up the Evolution of Porn

With studios largely shut down, the porn business has gone into quarantine and gotten more personal.
Dexter Thomas
5.21.20
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Coronavirus Brought These Divorced Parents Together

Parenting is hard. But when you’re a doctor fighting a global pandemic, and you share child custody after an ugly divorce, it’s really hard.
Dexter Thomas
Sarah Svoboda
5.12.20
Vice News Tonight

Marc Rebillet Played His ‘Essential Workers Anthem’ Live for Us (Including the Swears)

“A lot of us are sitting at home enjoying the conveniences of normal life. And that's thanks to these workers going out and busting their fucking hump every day so that so that we can do that.”
Dexter Thomas
4.28.20
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We Took a Tour of Prince's Home Before It Shut Down

Before the coronavirus pandemic shut everything down, VICE News took a very exclusive look inside Prince’s enigmatic fortress.
Dexter Thomas
Nicholas Fraccaro
4.21.20
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That Viral Italian Opera Singer Took Time Off to Mourn a Friend — And Now He’s Back on His Balcony

As the most serious days of the pandemic seem to have passed in Italy, Maurizio Marchini has resumed his balcony concerts.
Dexter Thomas
4.17.20
Vice News Tonight

Coronavirus Didn't Stop This Texas Town From Holding Their Rattlesnake Roundup

“This event brings $8.4 million to this economy in one week.”
Dexter Thomas
3.18.20
Vice News Tonight

Black Volunteers in Mississippi Told Us Why They’re Still Working for Bernie

“Mississippi has to matter at some point,” said James Hemphill, who wore a red “Medicare for Y’all” shirt as he walked from door to door. “We're not giving up on Mississippi.”
Dexter Thomas
3.11.20
Vice News Tonight

Louisiana Is Paying $6 for Every Swamp Rodent You Can Kill

And there are hundreds of thousands of them.
Dexter Thomas
3.10.20
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