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Britney Spears speaks: “I’m so angry it’s insane”

In an explosive court appearance, Britney Spears has asked for her conservatorship to end.

The doctors are not all right

Doctors need mental health support. Here’s why many aren’t getting it.

How heat waves form, and how climate change makes them worse

Heat domes, heat islands, mega-droughts, and climate change: the anatomy of worsening heat waves.

The Supreme Court’s “cursing cheerleader” decision, explained

Turns out, applying the First Amendment to public schools is hard.

Peloton’s mandatory treadmill memberships show how you never fully own your connected devices

Tread+ owners must pay $39 a month to use their treadmills.

On going back to the movies

And seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Why stuff is getting more expensive

Vox’s Emily Stewart explains how scared you should be of inflation.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

The Supreme Court just handed down disastrous news for unions

Warren Buffett defends his approach to philanthropy as he quits the Gates Foundation board

The fight over European values is playing out at Euro 2020

The ever-changing pressures of running an Instagram business

How TV therapy took on the pandemic

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The stigma of the lonely woman

Reevaluating the gay bar

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China is buying Muslim leaders’ silence on the Uyghurs

Tokyo’s Olympic Village will be very vaccinated

Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive

Marijuana legalization has won

Andrew Yang and the complexities of representation

The weird argument that offshore oil is good for the climate, debunked

Most college athletes can’t accept brand sponsorships or deals. That could soon change.

One Good Thing: A podcast that proves all heists are a little bit gay

The predetermined defeat of Democrats’ big voting rights bill

New York City’s tragic election circus

Everyone’s thirsty for friends


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So, for the next pandemic....

Vox's German Lopez joins Matt and Dara to talk about the lessons we've yet to learn from Covid-19, and the pandemic playbook we'll be following next time

How your power company can remotely control your smart thermostat

The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision on paying NCAA student-athletes, explained

Democrats’ voting rights bill is a big test for Biden’s global democracy agenda

The soothing, slightly sinister world of productivity hacks

This progressive police reform bill is pretty popular 

We admire these do-gooders. We just don’t want to date them.

Salon workers are holding on to their masks, and not just because of Covid-19

One Good Thing: These dark detective novels are really about ethics and hope

Abortion rights, Joe Biden, and communion: The controversy, explained

People keep finding late loved ones on Google Maps

Iran has a new president. He could end up being much more than that.

Lockdown was not a sabbatical

The biggest problem with eating insects isn’t the “ew” factor

Without Rose Byrne, the ’80s aerobics drama Physical would be unwatchable

In the Heights exemplified the ugly colorism I’ve experienced in Latinx communities

Luca is a Pixar fable about sea monsters, friendship, and pasta

UFOs are real. That’s the easy part. Now here’s the hard part.

America’s largest evangelical denomination is at war with itself

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s cancel culture screed is a dangerous distraction


What tennis pros look at when they choose a ball