Stop Telling Black Writers to Stop Writing About Race

A recent series of comments forced me to confront the issues of writing like everyone else as a person of color.
Noel Ransome

My Quest to Become a Harry Potter Erotic Fan Fiction Writer

Seven days and 12,000 words later, I understand why a children’s book universe is such a potent vehicle for smut.
Laura Bell
Black Women Making History

Yrsa Daley-Ward's Intimate Poems Have Become an Instagram Sensation

The Nigerian-Jamaican writer has a new memoir called 'The Terrible' hitting shelves in June.
Tari Ngangura
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Writing a Different Kind of 'Captain America'

"I'm not convinced I can tell a great 'Captain America' story—which is precisely why I want so bad to try."
Drew Schwartz

I Copied the Routines of Famous Writers and It Sucked

Did Balzac really drink 50 cups of coffee a day? Does Murakami actually wake up at 4 AM? For a week, I tried to live like famous writers. It went poorly.
Nick Greene
Life Inside

Even Phone Calls Are Incredibly Stressful in Prison

When making a call one day, I notice two white dudes covered in tats and wearing heavy coats in the middle of summer. This makes me nervous.
Sterling R. Cunio
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

VICE Meets Molly Crabapple

We sit down with the artist, writer, and activist to hear how she went from chronicling nightlife to sketching life at Guantánamo Bay.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Sean Spicer Is Writing a Book About His 'Turbulent Tenure' with Trump

He said he wants to "set the record straight" about what went down during his six-month stint as the White House press secretary.
Drew Schwartz
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Joan Didion Is Still Sharp as a Tack in the Trailer for Her New Documentary

'Joan Didion: The Center Cannot Hold' offers an unprecedented look into the life of one of America's most beloved writers.
VICE Staff

'Dinosaur Facts,' Today's Comic by Robin Vehrs

In Robin Vehr's new weekly comic, 'Ocean of Tears', some friends attempt to learn how to write.
Robin Vehrs

Celebrating 400 Issues of The Wire, a Music Magazine Built on Independence

We spoke to writers and editors involved in the making of music's most discerning and open-minded publication.
Josh Baines

[NSFW] An Erotic Photography Book Explores the Sinister Side of Love

Amy Hood explores the darkness in intimacy in her new book, 'Visceral.'
Nathaniel Ainley