My Restaurant’s Secret to Success Is Santería
As a chef, you’re always in demand of help. You need help from your sous, your cooks, and the rest of your staff. Why not take any help from the spirit realm too?
'Jesus Hasn't Saved Us': The Young Black Women Returning to Ancestral Religions
Christianity still exerts a powerful force in many black communities, but some young women are turning their back on the faith and returning to the older, traditional religions of their ancestors.
I Tried to Find a Record Store in Cuba and Ended Up Participating in a Santeria Ritual
Hunting for records in Santiago, Cuba taught me about the beauty of the chase in a place where vinyl has nearly gone extinct.
We Meet a Cuban Jazz Singer Who Practices Santeria on Today's 'Daily VICE'
Then i-D follows a group of trans women who represent New York's first trans modeling agency.
The Love Potions of Sonora Market Are Truly Terrifying
I do not know if I'm more surprised by the high demand for these esoteric love potions or the fact that I left the market with a dead hummingbird in my bag.
Sarah del Moral
Meet Cienfuegos, a Brooklyn-Cuban Nomad Making Vibrant Industrial Noise Techno with Purpose
“My music is an ode to that family, to the people, to the culture. To those who basically gave their lives or lost their home for political ideologies that failed them. It's about floating.”
Your Local Shelter Probably Won't Let You Adopt a Black Cat Around Halloween
You really can't, and it's "because apparently there are bad people," one shelter vaguely told us.
Soul Food: Santeria
Kiran Deol meets up with Santeria priest Santero Charles Guelperin at his Botanica and sets out experience the often misunderstood Santeria and its close relationship to food.
Explore Princess Nokia's Feminist Utopia in Her New Video for 'Young Girls'
In Princess Nokia's new video for the track "Young Girls," a diverse tribe of mothers, sisters, and baby girls live and play in a female-centered paradise.
Stream Princess Nokia's Debut: 'Metallic Butterfly'
This is the best shit you will hear all summer.
Wilbert L. Cooper
Santería Is Cuba's New Favorite Religion
After its centuries of underground existence, Santería is becoming an open practice, with participation coming from all levels of society. Representing a shared identity, Santería is a cultural inheritance, a dynamic form of worship, a religion...
Phil Clarke Hill
I Sacrificed a Chicken and Drank Vinegar in the Name of Megan Fox
As a feminist, I want to love Megan Fox for calling out Michael Bay's sexism, but as a sane human being I struggle to love a woman who considers Red Lobster her favorite restaurant. But eccentricity is a quality we tolerate in male stars, so I decided...