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How Photographers Created The Images That Will Define The Me Too Era

Two middle-aged women sit next to each other, their bodies tucked closely inside the cab of a commercial truck. They’re nearly identical, both sporting neat blond hairdos, neutral makeup and pink T-shirts. And they’re both staring intently at the camera fixed upon them, their slate-blue eyes …

Feminism

17 Questions ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Needs to Answer

This weekend we’re finally going to get some answers. After a year and a half of waiting, <i>Westworld</i> is back for Season 2, which means we all have more …

TV Series

It's Time for Karl Lagerfeld to Stop Talking

Model Alliance, an organization working to improve labor issues in the fashion industry, has issued a blistering statement against Karl Lagerfeld for …

Fashion Industry

When a Public Official Sells Feminism, Who Is Being Empowered?

The women’s movement has experienced a thrilling resurgence in the time since Donald Trump was elected president, and along with it, the less …

Feminism

What It's Like to Live in America Without Broadband Internet

In every single state, a portion of the population doesn’t have access to broadband, and some have no access to the internet at all.<p><i>This story appears in VICE magazine's Dystopia and Utopia Issue. Click</i> <i>HERE</i> <i>to subscribe to VICE magazine.</i><p>Ben Wilfong leaned toward his computer screen, fingers poised …

Net Neutrality

Review: RELICTO, Argentine Mystery Horror an Experimental Ode to Artistic Influences

Oscar and Tamara leave the big city to settle into a small home in the country. It is an attempt by Oscar to rebuild their broken relationship after …

Horror

Tribeca 2018 Preview: Ten Notable Fest Selections

<b>Dry Martina</b> (Che Sandoval)<p>Antonella Costa is the riveting center of Sandoval's road movie - traveling from Argentina to Chile - wonderfully embodying …

Hip-hop Music

Holy crap, MoviePass is losing a lot of money

MoviePass has always seemed like it’s too good to be true, partly because paying the flat rate to see as many movies as you want is a surprisingly …

MoviePass

In Closed-Door UN Meetings, Trump Administration Officials Pushed Abstinence For International Women’s Health Programs

Members of HHS, USAID, and the US Mission to the UN asked for references to contraception, abortion, and comprehensive sex education to be struck from a document on international gender equality, calling the US a "pro-life nation."<p>In closed-door meetings at the United Nations in March, Trump …

Donald Trump

‘Nerves of steel’: She calmly landed the Southwest flight, just as you’d expect of a former fighter pilot

The pilot’s voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended with 149 people on board.<p>“Southwest 1380, we’re single engine,” said Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy. “We have part of the aircraft missing, so we’re going to need to slow down a bit.” She asked for …

Southwest Airlines

‘Take anyone in the street’: That time Jean-Luc Godard was a no-show at a film festival, 1968

1968: Jean-Luc Godard was scheduled to appear as the opening speaker at a movie festival organized by British Film Institute in London. Godard was …

Inventions

Embrace intersectionality and decolonization for real change

The concentration on identity politics has derailed the larger goal of advancing marginalized groups<p>In 2018, the term "identity politics" is often associated with the promotion of tokenized personalities rather than on the representation and advancement of oppressed communities within society. This …

Stereotypes

White people in America are sharply divided by education and income: Donald Trump is the result

Non-college-educated white people overwhelmingly voted for Trump. Political scientist Brian Schaffner explains why<p>America appears caught in a maelstrom of what I have described as "malignant reality," sustained by lies, half-truths, misunderstandings, willful ignorance and confusion about many …

Government

Netflix Has A Crazy Werewolf Show Coming, And It's Got True Blood's Sam Trammell

Sam Trammell is in a new werewolf show on Netflix that should get <i>True Blood</i> fans' blood pumping.

TV

Review: Ghost Stories, seeing is believing

Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman bring their stage play to the screen with <i>Ghost Stories</i>, an anthology-like tale of the supernatural that stitches three …

Horror

Hallows Fell – A Folk Horror Graphic Novel

<b>Hallows Fell –</b> <b><br>by Thom Burgess & Izzy Stantic</b><p>At some point or other, we have all heard a version of the tale of the phantom hitchhiker. And while …

Books

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Here’s How the Trump Hotel Marked the Occasion.

In 2016, President Barack Obama declared April as “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.” Trump, who famously once bragged about …

Bernie Sanders

Anti-Abortion Leader Emerges As White Nationalist

Anti-abortion groups are distancing themselves from a prominent writer, activist and thought leader in the movement who has leaned into white nationalism since Donald Trump’s election.<p>Kristen Walker Hatten, former vice president of the anti-abortion group New Wave Feminists and a contributor to The …

Rights & Freedoms

Houston, we have problems: A cinematic guide to what can go wrong in space

The study of space dates back millennia, long before the same ancient humans pondering the sun could fathom just how we’d get beyond our own …

Science Fiction

Ava DuVernay and Kristen Stewart added to female-majority Cannes jury

Léa Seydoux and Denis Villeneuve also join 2018 film festival panel in wake of criticism over the lack of female directors in competition<p>The full competition jury for this year’s Cannes film festival has been announced, with A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay and the actor Kristen Stewart …

Filmmaking

ABRAKADABRA: First Images From Onetti Brothers New Giallo Film

<b>Abrakadabra</b>, the fourth film from the Onetti Brothers, Luciano and Nico, was chosen to be part of the Upcoming Fantastic Films section of Blood …

Magic

Edward Gorey covers the classics

‘Lafcadio’s Adventures’ (1953) by André Gide. <br>Edward Gorey claimed that he had “negligible” training as an artist—one semester at the Art Institute …

Literature

‘I did one and I’ll never do it again’: Tom Waits’ dog food commercial

Tom Waits is in some sense the poster boy...

Dog Food

Muppets with people eyes still haunt my dreams

This morning I legitimately woke with an image of Kermit the Frog with soulless stoner eyes staring through my soul, wondering if I was remembering a …

The Muppets

An Afrofuturist Graphic Novel Revives the Lost Histories of Women-Led Slave Revolts

Page from <i>Wake</i> by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martinez (all images courtesy Hugo Martinez) (click to enlarge)In 1712, New York City witnessed a dramatic …

17 Movies to Enjoy for the Tribeca Film Festival’s 17th Edition

The good news for anyone who finds the Tribeca Film Festival daunting is that the event, which starts Wednesday, is about the same size as last year’s slimmed-down edition — not that that’s terribly slim. At 101 new features, the program is smaller than Sundance’s was in January but larger than the …

Tribeca Film Festival

‘Westworld’ Creators Producing Sci-Fi Novel ‘The Peripheral’ For Amazon

Amazon continues to search for its epic genre hit series.<p>The digital service is in script development on an adaptation of William Gibson’s science …

Science Fiction

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Lost In Space’ On Netflix, A Reboot Of The ‘60s Sci-Fi Classic

<i>The Year of the Reboot</i> <i>continues with Netflix‘s fresh take on</i> Lost In Space<i>, the ’60s Irwin Allen classic brought to Netflix by Zack Estrin (</i>The …

Streaming

A new frontier for #MeToo: Moving past the “classic” version of harassment driven by male lust

Not all harassers are acting out sexual desire for their victims. Sometimes sex is just a bully’s favorite weapon<p>We are now many months into the #MeToo movement. It remains to be seen whether the movement will lead to the kind of institutional change that works in the long term to prevent sexual …

Sexual Harassment

Instagram model transforms herself into 'ideal' body according to trolls. You'll be terrified.

People who choose to spend their free time hurling verbal abuse at strangers online are obviously deeply unhappy, and shouldn't be listened to. Even …