John Saward

ANIMALS

‘Dynasties’ Is a Timely Reminder That People Are the Worst Animals

The new show voiced by Sir David Attenborough documents the trajectories of animal life in an almost Shakespearean way.
John Saward
1.25.19
in memoriam: anthony bourdain

Anthony Bourdain's Radical Intimacy

Bourdain saw food and feasts like a moment in the backseat of a car, with something like eagerness and awe simultaneously.
John Saward
6.9.18

The Old Man and the Screen

Al Pacino's career is more than a collection of films, it's a memoirish self-commentary.
John Saward
4.7.18
RIP

The Circus Always Sucked and Now It's Dead

Good riddance to the Greatest Show on Earth®.
John Saward
6.12.17
Views My Own

Steve Bannon's Sad, Desperate Crusade

More than a prophet or a mastermind, Trump's strategist is just an angry, bitter dreamer.
John Saward
3.20.17
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Sean Hannity and the Art of Selling a Mirage

Hannity is an inoffensive looking Trojan horse filled with rancid opinions, making his way to the stage next to presidential candidates.
John Saward
8.23.16
Stuff

Knights in Shining Under Armour: Male Calamity on 'The Bachelorette'

If you've ever wondered where reality television falls on the authentic to producer-orchestrated scale, I'll offer Evan to you as an answer, a shriveled, timid man whose craft is resurrecting broken cocks.
John Saward
6.27.16
Sports

Muhammad Ali Taught Us All the Virtue of Arrogance

He represented the idea that you can be the most delusional version of yourself, and no one can stop you, as long as you win.
John Saward
6.7.16
Music

The Gospel According to Al Green

On Green's seventieth birthday, John Saward takes a look back at the man who could turn an audience to rubble with the sound of his voice.
John Saward
4.13.16
Stuff

​​White Men Can’t Drunk: St. Patrick’s Day and Privilege

If you come to Manhattan on St. Patrick's Day, there are scenes to behold of local-nightly-news B-roll pageantry, but really the day is a calamity, a demolition derby of male ego and the limits of human biology.
John Saward
3.19.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Inside the Surreal, Sleepy World of a Ben Carson Rally as His Campaign Falls Apart

Despite consistently poor debate performances and lousy numbers, Ben Carson is still working to be president. Why? And who shows up to hear him speak?
John Saward
2.23.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Keeping It Casual: A Day with South Carolina's 21st Century Racists

In Laurens, South Carolina, there's a view that any racial prejudice tamer than snarling dogs, fire hoses, and "Whites Only" signs isn't really racism, but something ingrained in a lost culture, and therefore is forgivable.
John Saward
2.22.16
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