usher

tech

Is Black Snapchat Replacing Black Twitter?

While Twitter has become a space where black intellectuals have to constantly face off against racists and bigots, Snapchat creates a fun and intimate community among users that's devoid of vitriol.
Touré
6.23.16
Art

Usher Cements Bromance with a Budding Art Star | Insta of the Week

Daniel Arsham's portrait is the face of Usher's new single "No Limits."
Beckett Mufson
6.10.16
Fashion

How Police Shootings and Personal Loss Have Inspired the Fashion of Pyer Moss

Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond has channeled his personal struggles into his art, creating fashion that honors the legacy of his late mother and highlights the systemic oppression of African-American people in the US.
Antwaun Sargent
2.1.16
Art

Insta of the Week: Usher Teams Up with Arsham

What happens when an archaeologist from the future meets an R&B superstar?
Gabrielle Bruney
1.15.16
Fashion

How One Designer Took On Police Brutality at Fashion Week

Pyer Moss’ blood-splattered SS16 collection puts police brutality front and center at New York Fashion Week.
Antwaun Sargent
9.16.15
Film

The Revolutionary Legacy of Nina Simone Remains as Relevant Today as Ever

Told largely in her own words, Netflix's new documentary, <i>What Happened, Miss Simone?</i>, traces the the legendary singer's quest for freedom, from Selma to Lagos.
Antwaun Sargent
7.8.15
Festival Season!

Ultra Day 2 Recap: Garrix Wows, Bassnectar Inspires, and the Weather Cooperated

The sun showed up. So did Usher.
David Garber
3.29.15
This Week in Racism

This Week in Racism - Black People Still Love Justin Bieber

Two videos have surfaced that feature pop star/juvenile delinquent/Canadian Justin Bieber using racial slurs when he was just a child. He's apologized, and black celebrities like Lil Wayne and Whoopi Goldberg have jumped to his defense.
Dave Schilling
6.6.14
Photo

Catching Up with One of Our Favorite Photographers, Teen Witch

In the past, we've let Andrea Sonnenberg's photos speak for themselves, but considering that it's been a couple years since we've spoken to her, we thought it was time to catch up and find out what she's been up to.
Sameet Sharma
5.20.14
Music

Moment Factory Provide Virtual Dancers And Live Tweeting At Usher's London Show [Q&A]

<p>Tweeting, fan-made avatars&#8212;crowd participation through technology is becoming a trend.</p>
Kevin Holmes
6.15.12
Jamie XX

Creators Remix Roundup: Jamie xx, Yuksek, And Diplo

<p>&#8220;Take Care&#8221; gets a music video, Yuksek livens up &#8220;Brother,&#8221; and a reggae take on Usher&#8217;s &#8220;Climax.&#8221;</p>
Kathleen Flood
4.13.12
Stuff

A Westboro Baptist Church Guy Wrote Us Some Music Reviews

We sent Steve "God Hates Fags" Drain of Westboro Baptist Church some of our favorite new songs to get his divine opinion.
VICE Staff
3.19.12