A Day in the Life of New York City’s Subway Helpers

When New York’s complicated public transportation system gets delayed or overwhelming, commuters get frustrated and they complain. Now the Metropolitan Transit Authority sends special Customer Service Ambassadors into busy stations to help the lost, offer commuters alternate routes, fix MetroCards and offer a simple “I’m sorry.”

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Aug 30, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,647 words)

Native New Yorkers Reflect on the Death of the ‘Village Voice’

From love to rage to resignation.

Author: Eve Peyser
Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Aug 31, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,634 words)

The Man Who Lives Inside His Dreams

Grief takes many forms. In this case, an art house and a place to share stories.

Author: Joe Zadeh
Source: Vice Magazine
Published: May 9, 2018
Length: 22 minutes (5,694 words)

The Lonely Life of a Professional YouTuber

The London-based performer WillNE is a self-employed YouTube celebrity at age 21. Unfortunately, that success means he barely leaves the house.

Author: Joe Zadeh
Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Feb 22, 2018
Length: 15 minutes (3,971 words)

The Struggles of Writing About Chinese Food as a Chinese Person

Writing about Chinese food lacks cultural context — in part because so few Chinese writers are given the opportunity to publish their stories.

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Apr 24, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,595 words)

How an Indigenous Neighbourhood Patrol Is Fighting Overdoses in Winnipeg

After the body of 14-year-old Tina Fontaine was found in Winnipeg’s Red River in 2014, members of the community took action. The Bear Clan Patrol reformed in Winnipeg’s North End neighborhood and started to walk the streets at night. Nearly three years later, over 530 volunteers act as “boots on the ground,” focusing on harm reduction by handing out condoms, offering rides, diffusing violent confrontations, preventing opioid overdoses by administering naloxone, and protecting the vulnerable to “get that village feel back,” as co-founder James Favel says. They’re “Trying to inspire people to care more about one another.”

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Apr 5, 2017
Length: 8 minutes (2,014 words)

A Tribe Called Quest’s Generation Is Now and Forever: A Conversation with Q-Tip

Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest talks with Noisey editor Kyle Kramer about Tribe’s sixth and final album, the importance of art, the evolution of hip-hop, and missing Phife Dawg.

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Mar 30, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,419 words)

Trump, Trolls, and Rediscovering My Jewish Identity

A personal essay by Eve Peyser about overcoming her reluctance to identify as Jewish, and coming to terms with her heritage, in the face of increased antisemitism ushered in by our 45th President.

Author: Eve Peyser
Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Mar 23, 2017
Length: 6 minutes (1,622 words)

Prisoners in Hawaii Are Being Sent to Die in Private Prisons in Arizona

Forty-three percent of Hawaii’s state prisoners are currently locked up in the notorious Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona. This is the story of one man, Johnathan, who died in custody just days before his 22nd birthday.

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Mar 6, 2017
Length: 27 minutes (6,858 words)

Who Is Guy Fieri?

Who is Guy Fieri, really, and how does one get to Flavortown?

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Feb 15, 2017
Length: 28 minutes (7,030 words)