Articles in the category #Interviews

Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar-Jar Binks in Star Wars

Actor Ahmed Best tells VICE he wasn’t the only one in line to play everybody’s favorite cinematic punching bag.   e’s the most hated character in the franchise. The bumbling, potentially racist, undeniably obvious ploy to sell merchandise hellspawn that is Jar Jar Binks. But it could have been a lot worse. Or a lot […]

Meet the Guy Who Plays Two Guitars at Once [Interview]

Last week, we told you about Luca Stricagnoli, the Spanish guitarist who can tap out a beautiful cover of Guns n’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” with not one, but two guitars—simultaneously. He uploaded a video version of the song earlier this month, and it’s been making waves online. A Personal Journey On Friday, I spoke with Luca about […]

This Yoga Studio Wants to Make “Yoga with Cats” a Thing

NORTH CAROLINA, United States (SND) — A yoga studio in Asheville, North Carolina wants to keep the ancient art of stretching and meditation from getting too stale, and they’re doing it with cats. The Little Volcano yoga studio will host their first “Yoga with Cats” session July 12th, and all proceeds will go directly to the local Brother […]

Disney Bans Selfie Sticks, Employee Explains Why

CALIFORNIA, United States (SND) — Selfie sticks are no longer allowed in Disney theme parks, the company confirmed yesterday. A Disney spokeswoman cited safety concerns, and one current Cast Member took to reddit to detail exactly what led Disney to prohibit selfie sticks in their parks. “Hey there! I’m a cast member at Disneyland in California.” The […]

Meet the Guy Who Wowed the Internet with His Cover of ‘Beat It’ [Interview]

MADRID, Spain (SND) – Two days ago, composer and guitar teacher Miguel Rivera uploaded his solo acoustic performance of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ to YouTube. It quickly went viral after being posted to reddit’s /r/videos. Since we initially reported on the story, Rivera’s music video has garnered an additional 510,000 views. The video, in which Rivera plays all […]

#EndAlzheimers: ‘I Lost Two Grandparents to this Horrible Disease’

The world turned purple today in honor of #EndAlzheimers, an awareness campaign currently trending on Twitter. People were urged to wear the color and post to social media in support of research organizations attempting to better understand (and eventually cure) the disease. Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease that slowly eats away certain brain functions. Sufferers may […]

#EndChildMarriageNOW: A Former Child Bride Shares Her Story

The human rights organization Unicef arranged a “Youth Takeover” of their Twitter account in honor of International Day of the African Child (#DAC2015), an annual event dedicated to raising awareness to the plight of impoverished African children. This year, the focus is on the exploitation of young girls in parts of Africa where child marriage is still practiced. Unicef’s […]

Stephen Hawking: Zayn Malik Still in #OneDirection… In a Parallel Universe

Directioners, rejoice. Science is on your side, and Stephen Hawking says so. Saturday last week, luminary astrophysicist Stephen Hawking appeared at a talk in the Sydney Opera House in holographc form. He was streamed in live from Cambridge University in the UK, and were joined onstage in the flesh by both science communicator and his […]