ugly

Television

Lafayette Reynolds Made Me Proud to Be a Queer Black Man

The 'True Blood' character played by late actor Nelsan Ellis was revelatory for me, a gay black boy growing up in the heart of the American South.
Mikelle Street
7.12.17
monday insta illustrator

[NSFW] Meet Poopdick, Our New Tasteless, Ugly, Beautiful Imaginary Friend

The illustrator calling himself Ugly People is also responsible for an amputee condom and vomiting hipster dice.
Beckett Mufson
5.8.17
Travel

Photos from a Festival for Ugly People

The World Association of Ugly People counts more than 30,000 members, whose aim is to fight the cult of beauty in modern society.
Mattia Micheli, Words by Leon Benz
9.27.16
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Canada Is Warming Up to Ugly Vegetables

The ugly food movement may have started over in Europe, but it's been steadily moving westward. Now, major Canadian food retailer Loblaw has announced that it will be expanding its line of Naturally Imperfect products nationwide.
Jessica Scott-Reid
3.5.16
Interviews

Meet Babes in Toyland's New Favorite Grunge Band, "Ugly Pop" Trailblazers Skating Polly

"Our music can be pretty, but it also can be really loud with gut-wrenching vocals where we scream until we can’t talk for a week."
Bryn Lovitt
5.10.15
vegetables

France Wants You to Eat Ugly Vegetables

Intermarché, one of France's largest grocery chains, has begun selling less-than-perfect produce at steep discounts in its stores. We're talking knobby lemons, three-legged carrots, and eggplants ugly enough to make onions cry. Why haven't we been...
Matthew Zuras
7.22.14
jobs

I’m Fugly, and I Won’t Be Your Waiter Tonight

The food industry employs 10 percent of the American workforce, and many restaurants are breaking anti-discrimination laws by requiring applicants to submit head shots—which means, if you're ugly, you might not get hired.
Tae Yoon
3.20.14
Food

I’m Fugly, and I Won’t Be Your Waiter Tonight

The food industry employs 10 percent of the American workforce, and many restaurants are breaking anti-discrimination laws by requiring applicants to submit head shots—which means, if you're ugly, you might not get hired.
Tae Yoon
3.19.14
The Sprinkles of the Sandman Issue

Bath Salts in the Wound

Few places were as primed for the plague of bath salts as the Southeast neighborhood of Roanoke, Virginia. Before long, buyers swarmed the tobacco stores that carried it. Salt users would show up at a retailer five or six times a day. The lines were...
Rob Fischer
12.31.12
Fashion

All the Cool Kids Will Be Dressing Like Dinosaurs This Summer

And more stuff in VICE Style's Week in Tidbits.
Vice Style
4.6.12
Motherboard Blog

The Terrible Thrill of Looking at the Ugliest People on Dating Websites

According to commercials, online dating is the hot new thing. Ads from OK Cupid, Match and the like all proclaim that if you go to their site and let their computers find the perfect partner for you.
Derek Mead
12.13.11