best documentaries of 2013


The Best of VICE on YouTube 2013

It’s been a crazy year for VICE. Our HBO show was nominated for an Emmy, Ad Age called us the Publishing Company of the Year, and our YouTube channel hit almost 4 million subscribers. As a great man once said, “that shit’s cray.”

To celebrate 2013—and to give you something to do while sneaking sips of whisky and avoiding your family during Christmas—we’ve compiled the 30 best videos we released across our YouTube network for your viewing pleasure. 3D-printed guns, Soylent, West African truckers, and paintballing with Tyler, the Creator; it’s all there.

We’d say, “you’re welcome,” but we’d rather say, “thank you.” Thank you for making 2013 our favorite year since, like, forever.


Wednesday Matinee Day

Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of Jazz Divas

The British are simply the best when it comes to documentaries. This 2013 BBC documentary Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas explores the lives, influences and artistry of Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, with interesting commentary from some of today’s jazz vocalists. The entire hour is worth watching.

-Michael Cuscuna

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