John Doran

Noisey News

Listen to BBC Radio's New Aphex Twin Documentary

John Doran's 'The Cult of Aphex Twin' probes at the mysterious career of a unique artist.
Alex Robert Ross
7.3.18
MENK

Lord, I Have a Broken Heart

When you stop drinking, you worry that no one will find you interesting ever again.
John Doran
6.22.18
The British Masters

The British Masters, Series 3 Chapter 5: Cosey Fanni Tutti

John Doran spoke to the Throbbing Gristle member and visual artist about what it feels like to spend four decades ripping down the establishment.
Noisey Staff
7.19.17
The British Masters

The British Masters, Series 3 Chapter 2: Shirley Collins

After David Rodigan kicked off the new series last week, folk legend Collins talks to us about reclaiming her voice from decades of silence.
Noisey Staff
3.15.17
The British Masters

The British Masters Season 3, Chapter 1: David Rodigan

Following on interviews with Dizzee Rascal, John Lydon and Johnny Marr our British Masters series returns with The Reggae Connoisseur
Noisey Staff
3.8.17
VICE Long Reads

What It's Like to Get Hit by a Car and Forget Your Identity

When John Doran was hit by a car recently, his crash helmet shattered, he was knocked out, and he ended up with a concussion so severe that he temporarily forgot who he was.
John Doran
12.7.16
Stuff

How to Write a Novel, Explained by a Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

No one taught DBC Pierre how to write, but that didn't stop him from winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel. In his new book—and here—he explains how you could do the same.
DBC Pierre, as told to John Doran
6.23.16
Photo

Legendary Photographer Tom Sheehan Explains His Iconic Images

Tom Sheehan has been taking photos of musicians for 66 years, and he's got some stories.
As told to John Doran, Photos: Tom Sheehan
6.8.16
Music

I Was Threatened with Death After Writing a Bad Music Review

The culture that surrounds the production of music can feel like it is overflowing with fragile souls, and it's not uncommon to encounter people experiencing serious mental health issues.
John Doran
4.15.16
VICE Long Reads

Why the Horrid 'Keep Calm and Carry On' Meme Still Won’t Die

The slogan isn't just one of the world's most ubiquitous and annoying memes. It also represents a sort of nostalgia for the days when life was harder.
John Doran
2.24.16
Stuff

I Drilled a Hole in My Own Skull to Stay High Forever

Joe Mellen is a 76-year-old former beatnik who turned on, tuned in, dropped out, and used an electric drill to make a hole in his skull.
John Doran
2.12.16
Stuff

Heavy Drinkers, Party Drinkers, and Ex-Drinkers Talk About Their Relationship with Booze

We asked a few of our friends and colleagues to share their thoughts on alcohol and the role its played in their lives.
VICE Staff
2.5.16
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