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The chaotic, irreplaceable Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams’s rise, reputation, and absence from her talk show, explained.

The myth of the climate moderate

"There isn’t a middle ground between a livable and unlivable world."

What to know about the latest fight over Trump’s executive privilege claims

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon is facing a contempt vote by the January 6 committee.

The author whose story inspired Netflix’s Maid on why welfare is broken

How Stephanie Land went from Vox article to book deal to Netflix show.

Fake rhino horns were supposed to foil poachers. What went wrong?

Why buzzy tech often fails to protect wildlife.

The best $160 I ever spent: A session with a Black therapist

I hadn’t realized how important for my mental health it was to talk with someone like me.

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Iran’s hostage industrial complex

Iran is entering its fifth decade of taking hostages. One who made it out tells his story.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

Joe Manchin won’t support a key climate program. Alternatives won’t be enough.

Americans are ready to tax the rich

Where is the line between life and art?

No, the supply chain mess is not a war on Christmas

In Lauren Groff’s Matrix, medieval nuns build a feminist utopia

Take a mental break with the newest Vox crossword

The case against means testing  

The $5 trillion insurance industry faces a reckoning. Blame climate change.

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The Last Duel is a medieval epic about believing women, and it’s a mess

A last will and testament can be a huge fight for families

Dave Chappelle vs. trans people vs. Netflix


Why so many new buildings are covered in rectangles

How TV lied about abortion

Money Talks: The couple that grew up with very different relationships to spending

The dark, enthralling power of Succession


Why Hollywood loves this creepy bird call

Maybe losing the AI race to China isn’t such a bad idea

When removing a statue actually is antidemocratic

Bryan Stevenson on tracing the legacy of American enslavement to mass incarceration


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The home care fight in Congress

What elderly and disabled activists want from Biden.

Why so many people undercharge for their work

Can the US cut drug prices without sacrificing new cures?

Biden’s incoherent immigration policy

Startups are betting on a psychedelic gold rush

Why Merck’s Covid-19 pill molnupiravir could be so important

The controversial plan to bring jaguars back to the US

Couch Guy and the nightmare of going viral 

One Good Thing: Only Murders in the Building plays like a Nora Ephron murder mystery

The problem with America’s semi-rich

Why the best aliens are just a little bit human

A better way to legalize marijuana

Lebanon’s electricity was down for a day, but the crisis was years in the making

The thorny truth about socially responsible investing

Texas’s anti-abortion law was halted. Then, suddenly, it wasn’t.

The many signals China is sending with its Taiwan flyovers

A brief history of the internet hating Jonathan Franzen

The Atlantic wants to hire newsletter writers — and it wants their subscribers, too


How the 3-point line is breaking basketball

Climate scientists should pay more attention to fish poop. Really.

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