Shane Smith, co-founder of the edgy multimedia company of the same name, and his expanded team of correspondents including Thomas Morton, Suroosh Alvi, Vikram Gandhi and others, deliver more hard-hitting stories from some of the most dangerous places on earth as evidenced by the teaser for the second season of VICE. Scheduled to present engaging content from places like Iran, Saudi Arabia and Russia, Smith has said, “Last year we were sort of finding out feet, and this year once we figured out what stories resonated, we said, OK, let’s do more of those.” The second season of VICE premieres on HBO on March 14.
Eddie Huang’s genre-bending venture into subculture through the lens of food is further realized with his three-part visit to Shanghai for Fresh Off the Boat. His initial activities see him linking up with Qiuxiang Wang, a street food vendor, where he then follows her and her family to a nearby nighttime market where many earn their living through the culinary profession. While Part 1 appears above, watch the rest of the series here.
The Black Lips today released their latest video viz Vice/Noisey, and it’s one you’ll probably remember for awhile. The group, which last graced listeners with an album on 2011′s Arabia Mountain, commissioned fellow Atlantans The ATL Twins and Matt Swinsky to direct this hell-raising romp...
Those who have watched Epicly Later’d, one of the popular skateboard-related shows on VICE, over the years would notice a shift in its interviewees, from young up-and-comers to old veterans. However, they are making the move back to focusing on young skateboarders again. The latest series interviews Theotis Beasley, a talented skateboarder from Inglewood, California with a never-ending smile. His natural ability impressed Andre Reynolds, owner of Baker Skateboards, which landed him a spot on the team’s roster. Press play on the embedded video below to watch the first episode.
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For his latest installment of his series with VICE, chef/culinary personality Eddie Huang travels to Moscow for a little sustenance and his signature critiques about all things culture. In part 1, Eddie discusses the country’s diverse generation of millennials and their evolving ideologies. Watch part 2 and part 3 of Huang’s trip to Moscow here.
Famous for his Taiwanese restaurant Baohaus – as well as his hip hop-inspired bluster — Eddie Huang is the host of “Fresh Off the Boat,” a VICE video series that takes the pint-sized chef across the world, allowing him to soak up both local culture and cuisine. The latest installment finds Eddie in Moscow, where he discovers the difference between American and Russian vodka (for which he pays the painful dividends), chows down on “communist dogs” and explores how a new generation of millennials is transforming Russian culture while overcoming underlying racial tensions. Check out “Fresh Off the Boat: Moscow – Part 1″ below.
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As part of his ongoing show with Vice that explores locales both near and far from the US, chef and culinary personality, Eddie Huang, brings his unique take on life and food to Detroit for the second episode of Fresh off the Boat season 2. From linking up with Danny Brown to visiting Dearborn – home of the highest Middle Eastern population per capita outside the Middle East – to meeting Allan Hill, a born-again Christian who’s lived in the abandoned Packard Plant for seven years, the episode is ripe with interesting narratives. You can watch part two and three here.
Chef and culinary connoisseur Eddie Huang returns for the second season of his VICE show entitled Fresh Off the Boat. First stop, Mongolia, where he samples local fare while at the same time attempting to understand the changes that have occurred in the nomadic culture following the 1990 Democratic Revolution.
There’s a revolt going on the streets of Sudan spanning many parts of the country. These type of events are daily, and we constantly hear that there is some type of social unrest going on in some part of the world. Primarily, it revolves around the injustices that have greatly affected a population, mostly the poor. People, as you can understand, get frustrated and the built-up resentment and anger eventually surfaces many times in mass protest, whether if it’s peaceful or violent.
With the increase in gas prices causing the rise in cost of basic necessities, the people of Sudan have had enough of living in a dwindling economy where they’re struggling to survive. Peaceful protesters have been met with violence, and many have been killed by the government for displaying their frustration for being let down again and again. On Wednesday, September 26th, The Sudan’s National Congress Party, in order to limit the out flow of information about what is happening, blacked out internet service and censored newspaper publications
“In a country, still entrapped in civil wars, where 75 percent of the budget goes to military forces and less than 5 percent of the budget goes to education, they’ve reached a breaking point with political, economic, and security failures. The government knows this, and they’re clamping down more brutally than usual.” The protest began as an outcry to the economic crisis that has been happening, but with blood being shed on the streets, that outcry is now more about freedom and hopes for a new regimen to take control.
Ladened with eye-rolling headlines such as “Orson Scott Card Is Officially the Most Racist Sci-Fi Author,” “Greek Neo-Nazi Beach Party!” and “Moscow’s Real-Life Fight Club Looks Insane,” one story VICE failed to mention this weekend was its deal with billionaire Rupert Murdoch and his 21st Century Fox media division. First made public by Financial Times late Friday evening with more details set to unveil tomorrow by both parties, the deal has Murdoch and 21st Century Fox buying a 5% stake in VICE Media for a sum of $70 million.
Famous for his far-right leaning cable channel Fox News and his other conservative causes, Murdoch’s investment in the ultra-liberal VICE Media is somewhat of a surprising move by the crusty 82 year-old, who tweeted about his visit to VICE’s Brooklyn headquarters last year. What’s more surprising is the valuation of VICE Media through the deal, which has it at around $1.4 billion (that is a “b” as in billion). For comparison, AllThingsD pointed out that the New York Times has around $1.7 billion only and Washington Post was sold to Amazon.com’s founder Jeff Bezos for a paltry $250 million earlier this month. Seems like VICE co-founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi will be doing some more traveling this year…
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