Ava DuVernay

tv

The Times Changed, But 'Orange Is the New Black' Didn't

The show's attempts to make prison life entertaining undermine its mission of exposing harsh realities of incarceration.
Taylor Hosking
7.30.19
Central Park Five

Yes, Trump Actually Just Tried to "Both Sides" the Central Park 5

He wouldn't apologize for running full-page ads in several New York newspapers calling for the teens' execution
Tess Owen
6.18.19
tv

Oprah's 'When They See Us Now' Special Shows the Scars the Series Didn't Heal

The exonerated men, formerly known as the Central Park Five, still struggle with trauma as they fight for systemic change.
Taylor Hosking
6.13.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Ava DuVernay's Central Park Five Series 'When They See Us' Is Going to Be a Gut-Punch for Trump

Trump famously railed against the wrongfully convicted teens. Now DuVernay is going to tell their story.
Taylor Hosking
3.1.19
Film

We Deserve More Blockbusters Directed by Women of Color

Issa Rae, Janicza Bravo, and Sandi Tan—to name just a few—would blow our minds with big-budget films.
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
4.18.18
Holy Shit

Don't Mean to Alarm You But Here's Sade's First New Song in Seven Years

"Flower of the Universe," produced by No I.D., is the elusive singer's contribution to the upcoming 'A Wrinkle in Time' soundtrack.
Lauren O'Neill
3.6.18
Oscars

Oscars Devote Video to Representation Despite Still Being Bad at It

This past year saw many huge moments for representation on screen, though the Academy still has catching up to do.
Leila Ettachfini
3.5.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Foreign governments said to use Trump hotels to "curry favor," California couple charged with holding 13 children captive in horrific conditions, Trump reportedly scorned black members of Congress, and more.
VICE Staff
1.16.18
prison

'Prison Architect' Has No Room for Political Action

'Prison Architect' models building well, but it fails to strike at a system that routinely abuses prisoners' rights.
Yussef Cole
7.26.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Ava DuVernay Is Creating a Central Park Five Series for Netflix

The filmmaker plans to explore each step the criminal justice system took before the five Harlem teens were exonerated in 2014 for a crime they didn't commit.
Lauren Messman
7.6.17
Culture

Ava DuVernay on Walking Into a Room 'Like a White Man'

The record-breaking director breaks down the uphill climb facing black women in the entertainment industry.
Joelle Monique
7.6.17
Music

Salt-N-Pepa: Ava DuVernay Could Direct Our Biopic

The trailblazing hip-hop group say that their movie is "in the making."
Katherine McLaughlin
5.26.17
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