clock menu more-arrow no yes

Top Stories

Trump reportedly has a new proposal to end the shutdown

The president is expected to offer concessions to Democrats Saturday — but he still wants a border wall.

Can Americans learn to love ugly fruits and vegetables?

$160 billion worth of produce in the US gets tossed every year. Misfits Markets wants you to eat ugly produce instead.

The Ebola outbreak in Eastern Congo is moving toward a major city. That’s not good.

With at least 680 cases, it’s already the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history.

Daily Podcast

Today, Explained


Latest Episode

28 Days Later

The partial government shutdown is now officially a record-breaking, trip-cancelling, State of the Union-postponing, Cardi B-angering hot mess.

The Latest

By the numbers: how 2 years of Trump’s policies have affected immigrants

Trump is looking for a new way to cut Medicaid — without Congress

Doctors are frightened by climate change. Their industry is a big part of the problem.

Lunar eclipse 2019: how to watch this “supermoon” turn blood-red

How conservative media became a “safe space”

How Stephen King saved regional book reviews in Maine’s biggest daily paper

Vox Sentences: Who’s at the top of Moscow Tower?

Why these young tech workers spent their Friday night planning a rebellion against companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook

How Rihanna became one of the most influential people in fashion

The philosophical problem of killing baby Hitler, explained

Supporters of Confederate monuments had a very bad week

Where are The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s children?

Vox 2019 Audience Survey: help us serve you better

R. Kelly’s music label has reportedly dropped him

Trump’s unfounded tweet stoking fears about Muslim “prayer rugs,” explained

Women travel alone more than men. Here’s why.

The best 10-Year Challenge yet belongs to humanity

Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” and the vicarious thrill of spending money we’ll never have

Government watchdog to State Department: quit ignoring climate change

There are no “feel-good” government shutdown stories

Mitch McConnell calls House Democrats’ anti-corruption bill a “power grab”

Why the second season of Punisher feels like such a drag

Democrats’ impeachment agita, explained

The Pentagon calls climate change a national security threat. Trump isn’t listening.

Watch: White House spokesperson repeatedly declines to deny that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress

Science funding is a mess. Could grant lotteries make it better?

Why scammers are everywhere now — and why we love them

How to make more Vox Video happen

Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin Republicans’ lame-duck early voting rollbacks

Does the BuzzFeed report show that Trump obstructed justice? I asked 9 legal experts.

Pelosi’s office: Trump’s administration leaked our commercial flight plans to Afghanistan

The Fyre Festival was the con of a generation. Two streaming docs tell the story.

This is the telegram MLK sent Malcolm X's wife after her husband's assassination

How Democrats are responding to the BuzzFeed report that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress

Even with the shutdown, the Trump administration is suing to take land for the border wall

M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is half-empty and deeply unsatisfying

The Vox guide to Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation

Everything you need to know about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s contact with Russia.

View All Stories

“The world doesn’t fit me”: a new memoir chronicles everyday life at 460 pounds

Pelosi learned the art of “no” working with Bush. Trump is a whole new test.

Felix Sater, the spy, criminal, and mafia-linked executive tied to Trump Tower Moscow, explained