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The rise of the influencer sex worker

Platforms like OnlyFans let people with big followings online earn money. What about the sex workers who were there first?

Is it okay to harvest pig kidneys to save human lives?

We’re starting to grow pigs to take their organs and put them in humans. Wait, what?

Why thousands of Afghans are still on US military bases

The US evacuated thousands from Afghanistan. Now, they are waiting for what comes next.

The morbid appeal of “botched” plastic surgery

Cosmetic procedures are on the rise. So is our voyeuristic fascination with how they go wrong.

How well can an AI mimic human ethics?

Meet Delphi, an AI that tries to predict how humans respond to ethical quandaries.

The Supreme Court case that could gut America’s gun laws, explained

More than a century of gun laws are potentially on the chopping block.

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Chappelle's Show(down with the trans community)

Vox's Aja Romano explains how Dave Chappelle's latest standup special led to a reckoning at Netflix. Vulture's Craig Jenkins assesses whether there's anything funny in it.

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Can a haunted house even scare us in 2021?

When a pandemic rages just outside our doors, maybe escapism is all we can hope for.

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Biden’s plan to make your internet cheaper and better is one step closer

Immigrants could fix the US labor shortage

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The “ghost stores” of Instagram

What happens when your favorite thing goes viral?

A contrarian take on the disinformation panic

Is ignoring the pandemic a crime against humanity?

House isn’t selling? Blame the ghosts.

Realtor? Check. Appraiser? Check. Ghostbuster? Check.

Scream broke all the rules of horror — then rewrote them forever

Wall Street doesn’t care about the Facebook leaks. Mark Zuckerberg does.

Why your credit card company wants to give you crypto


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The case for and against open borders

Our open borders episode is here.

Welcome to the Horror Issue

Why do banks charge a fee for not having enough money?

The horror century

From the first morbid films a hundred years ago, scary movies always been a dark mirror on Americans’ deepest fears and anxieties.

What will the Virginia and New Jersey governor’s races mean for Biden?

Succession turns a box of doughnuts into a stealthy statement about abuse

Supply chain chaos and inflation could last into 2022

How biological detective work can reveal who engineered a virus

Pfizer’s clinical data puts the US one step closer to a Covid-19 vaccine for younger kids

What Dave Chappelle gets wrong about trans people and comedy

Who should get a Covid-19 booster shot right now?

The French Dispatch is peak Wes Anderson. I wish I loved it.

The Supreme Court’s very unusual new abortion orders, explained

What Democrats are still fighting over in the budget bill


How Vox built a YouTube channel with 10 million subscribers

How you’ll know when Covid-19 has gone from “pandemic” to “endemic”

Why Dune endures

The future of vaccine mandates will likely come down to Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett

MLMs might not be able to get away with their shady promises much longer

The fate of the planet will be negotiated in Glasgow

Poaching is altering the genetics of wild animals

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