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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Noisey, Vice‘s music channel, managed to catch Action Bronson on a recent trip to London and schedule in a super-exclusive performance for the residents of their local retirement home, St. Hilda’s. He performed his track “Strictly 4 My Jeeps,” and the lucky retiree’s each gave him a score out of 10. Check out the performance for yourself.
Each year, more than 30 million people flow between the US and Mexico through the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the busiest land-border crossing in the world. But in 1994, Operation Gatekeeper expanded the border wall and increased the number of checkpoints. With the more recent addition of unmanned drone patrols along the border, Tijuana has become one of the most fortified border points in the Americas. In their latest long-form documentary, Vice examines life in the makeshift shantytown which is inside a dry, concrete riverbed where the Tijuana River once flowed.
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Numerous discussions on his art and new venture in film may divide the critics and fans that support/oppose Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami, yet it is refreshing to hear the voice from the artist himself. Intel and VICE got together to set up The Creators Project, an initiative to celebrate global art and technology. Murakami explains thoroughly on the concepts behind his latest Arhat Exhibition at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles, as well as the meaning and inspiration behind making his film debut, Jellyfish Eyes. Press play on the embedded video below to check out the six-minute long interview.
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Earlier we got some insight into the making of Daft Punk‘s upcoming Random Access Memories from the source itself. Now we get yet another contribution from the latest installment of The Collaborators video series from The Creators Project, this one featuring a testimonial from Paul Williams, the diminutive American singer, songwriter and actor. Responsible for composing The Carpenters’ “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays,” as well as “Fill Your Heart” by David Bowie, Williams remarks that Daft Punk’s music is full of elegance and beauty, and their collaboration has allowed him to be honest and vulnerable. “It’s been a real gift to me,” he observes. Check out the video below.
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