Martin Rodriguez

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Flying High with Flying Lotus

We get stoned with the Los Angeles musician as he gives us the details of 'You're Dead!,' one of the stranger and more bizarre records of the year.<p><i>Photo credit: Justin Staple</i><p>Steven Ellison is a big guy. Like, physically, he is a very large man. Lanky and a bit awkward, the producer, who goes by the …

20 Things That Mentally Strong People Don't Do

I often write about the things I believe we all should be doing, trying or experimenting with in order to maximize our success and happiness. …

49 Amazing Examples of How to Use Blogging to Promote Your Art

<i>Note from Jon: I talk to a lot of bloggers who’d love to spend more time painting, storytelling, photographing, or some other creative pursuit, but</i> …

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I can't catalogue these visions, for most, mercifully, are blurred by morning, leaving only a vague uneasiness and a reluctance to be alone even in the brightest sunshine — but does it float

Will the World Grow More Authoritarian in 2014?

More people will vote in elections this year than ever before. But the evidence suggests democracy is retreating, not advancing.<p>Judging by 2014's crowded election calendar, this will be a landmark year for democracy. <i>The Economist</i> estimates that an unprecedented 40 percent of the world’s population …

South Sudan Peace Talks Result in a Show of Force

While representatives from South Sudan's government and rebel forces met to discuss peace, fighting continued as both sides attempted to gain territory to use as bargaining chips. VICE traveled to the front lines to see who, if anyone, is winning.<p>Today, after two weeks of fighting in South Sudan …

African migrants protest Israel detention law

Thousands of African migrants have marched in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, appealing for the support of Western governments against Israel's detention policy towards migrants who entered the country illegally.<p>Protesters chanted "no more prison" outside the US embassy, and also marched on to the …