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How screwed are Democrats in the Senate?

The challenges the party will face in keeping its majorities in 2022 and 2024.

The chaotic, irreplaceable Wendy Williams

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

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.

What’s the deal with fictional influencers?

One tech company has created a slate of scripted influencers, each with their own storylines. But how is anyone supposed to tell the difference between what’s real and what isn’t?

One Good Thing: A YouTube decluttering channel that made my sister and me quit screaming

Kay Patterson, the mind behind The Organized Soprano, is a decluttering genius.

The myth of the climate moderate

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

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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

19 must-see movies from the fall film festivals

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

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

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

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

Take a mental break with the newest Vox crossword

Americans are ready to tax the rich

Where is the line between life and art?

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

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

The case against means testing  

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

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


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The home care fight in Congress

What elderly and disabled activists want from Biden.


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

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

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