I report for Vice News Tonight on HBO. I know a lot about video games, Japan, rap music, and various combinations of the above. Currently working on a book on Japanese hip-hop culture.
Jesse Williams says black lives matter — we break down why his BET speech matters
A fully annotated transcript of Jesse Williams' speech.
The Japanese pro wrestler who almost got Muhammad Ali's leg amputated
If you’ve never heard of the fight that almost got one of Muhammad Ali’s legs amputated, it doesn’t mean that you’re a bad sports fan. It probably just means that you’re not Japanese.
Why the new Steph Curry 2s are the perfect basketball shoe
If you’ve ever seen the 1968 Disney film “The Love Bug,” then you should appreciate the Steph Curry 2 Low shoes.
A solution to tech's lingering diversity problem? Try thinking about ketchup
If you haven’t heard it yet, the “ketchup question” is a thought experiment that’s become something of a meme in some corners of the tech community.
"Inshallah" is not a crime, so let's all learn some Arabic
Literally translated, it’s “God willing.” Not exactly scary, unless you harbor some deep-seated resentment toward The Clipse’s first album (in which case, we cannot be friends).
The Silicon Valley entrepreneur moving black-hair products out of the "ethnic" aisle
This is probably the blackest this backstage room at the Dolby Theater is going to be for a while. Granted, there are only two black people in the room — me and a 30-year-old guy named Tristan Walker.
While other pop stars make albums, Kanye is making entertainment software
You will never again own a new album by Kanye West. But if it makes you feel better, you can rent his software.
When Kanye West told George Bush that Black Lives Matter
Ten years ago, Kanye West publicly accused George W. Bush of thinking that Black Lives Didn’t Matter.
#BernieSoBlack trends as Twitter users debate Netroots Nation protests
Black Twitter was calling Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders “black” on Sunday, and it’s not because of his civil rights pedigree.