clock menu more-arrow no yes

Top Stories

What Elizabeth Warren’s DNA teaches us about ancestry

Heritage is a lot more complicated than DNA.

The 13 most important governor elections in 2018, briefly explained

With many GOP seats open, Democrats could gain a lot of ground in the 2018 gubernatorial elections.

Traditional clothes don’t work for some people with disabilities — and that’s a major problem

Stylist Stephanie Thomas helps her clients find smart, fashionable looks and wants to make adaptive clothing more readily available.

Hillary Clinton’s defense of Bill Clinton is why women don’t come forward

It’s another example of the way powerful people too often protect their own, rather than survivors.

The weekend in the US-Saudi fight over Jamal Khashoggi, explained

How Trump’s tough talk turned into a dodge about "rogue killers," as well as further withdrawals from a swanky Saudi conference.

These are the charities where your money will do the most good

Don't give where it feels good. Give to people who need it the most.

Daily Podcast

Today, Explained


Latest Episode

Remember, remember the 6th of November

Midterm elections are three weeks and a day away. Vox’s Dylan Scott says if you think the country's polarized, you ain't seen nothing yet.

The Latest

Registered to vote? Here are the voter registration deadlines in all 50 states.

Why so many people who need the government hate it

Vox Sentences: Lights out in Northern California

German leader Angela Merkel was just dealt a major political blow

The GOP plan to get Americans off food stamps puts 4 million children and seniors at risk

The only thing that can protect you from your gadgets is more gadgets

What will become of the engagement ring Pete Davidson gave Ariana Grande?

The Proud Boys, the bizarre far-right street fighters behind violence in New York, explained

Hurricane Michael showed how woefully unprepared the military is for extreme weather

Why Bill Gates is worried

Pharma’s new plan to put more info — but not drug list prices — in TV ads

Trump taps Medicaid critic to run Medicaid

Get ready for the tabloid headlines about Meghan Markle “flaunting her baby bump”

The alt-right loves YouTube

The biggest political problem in America, explained in one chart

How to save a stranger’s life

At the Instagram restaurant where nobody is Instagramming

I’m a sexual assault survivor. And a conservative. The Kavanaugh hearings were excruciating.

MLM companies say they can make you rich. Here’s what 7 sellers actually earned.

Oscar Romero, a martyr for social justice and the newest Catholic saint, explained

The criminalization of blackness isn’t just about adults. It affects black kids too.

Why the Marvel Cinematic Universe feels empty

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an old West folk tale, with a signature Coen brothers twist

From “Mad Dog” to “Democrat”: How Defense Secretary Mattis lost Trump

Proportional representation could save America

The untold story of the migrant “caravan”: how Trump’s border crackdown endangered immigrants’ lives

Sears filed for bankruptcy, but some of its stores will stay open

No helmets, no problem: how the Dutch created a casual biking culture

From Vox Media

We're building great things, and we need your talent.

A guide to the 2018 midterm elections

The 2018 midterms could be pivotal for the future of the Trump administration. Here’s everything you need to know about who’s running, what to watch, and why it matters.

View All Stories

The best way to reduce your personal carbon emissions: don't be rich

Victoria’s Secret has a new app, designed to build a nationwide sorority around buying underwear

Elizabeth Warren releases her DNA test results and dares Trump to make good on his $1 million bet

First Man’s screenwriter thinks Neil Armstrong would be disappointed by the flag controversy

How your third cousin’s ancestry DNA test could jeopardize your privacy

Ebola showed up in a war zone. It’s not going well.

Meghan Markle is pregnant

When and where fall foliage colors will peak, in one map

Daredevil season 3 is a return to what made the show so good in season 1

The controversy around hoax studies in critical theory, explained