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Netflix’s Fyre and Hulu’s Fyre Fraud come at the same topic in different ways. One is better.

Fyre Festival was the ur-grifter scheme. But the real losers weren’t rich millennials.

Federal employees are now guaranteed back pay after the shutdown is over

Roughly 800,000 federal workers missed their first paycheck last Friday.

This font you know from old pulp novels is all over new books

An approachable-witchy 1938 typeface is the hand-cut, calligraphic answer to colder modern sans-serifs.

Here’s one fight the Green New Deal should avoid for now

The smart political move is leaving the question of what counts as clean energy as open as possible.

“I have the gavel”: Maxine Waters lays out an aggressive agenda at the House Financial Services Committee

The California Congress member is about to make a lot of powerful people — from the White House to the banking industry — uncomfortable.

Why you’re seeing the 10-Year Challenge everywhere

It’s got all the ingredients of a perfect meme — plus some backlash.

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Cardi B’s viral shutdown rant made some really good points

How Illinois bet on video gambling and lost

We regret to inform you that aliens are probably not trying to talk to us

Rudy Giuliani’s disastrous CNN interview created more problems for Trump

Are “healthy” snacks actually good for you?

Book lovers, relax: Marie Kondo is not coming for your books

Congress has 7 big ideas to cut drug prices. Here’s how they work.

Vox 2019 Audience Survey: help us serve you better

Why Buddhism is true

Vox Sentences: A tragic day in Syria and Kenya

The White House met with House Democrats about the shutdown. Nancy Pelosi wasn’t invited.

A Democratic senator wants to protect federal contractors — the people most screwed over by the shutdown

Moschino has been accused of using the code word “Serena” to refer to black shoppers

The people of MLK's sermons, in one graphic

Report: T-Mobile spent lots of money at Trump’s hotel while awaiting approval for lucrative merger

EPA nominee Andrew Wheeler’s confirmation hearing was all about climate change

Mike Pence claimed ISIS was defeated hours after it killed US troops in Syria

A guide to air travel during the government shutdown

Nancy Pelosi uninvites Trump from the State of the Union until the shutdown is over

Al-Shabaab’s Kenya attack proves the terrorist group is still deadly

British Prime Minister Theresa May wins confidence vote despite Brexit defeat

Sears’s former CEO is preventing a liquidation. He was largely responsible for the company’s bankruptcy.

Shutdown update: some moderate Republican senators are starting to signal a break with Trump

We could end factory farming this century

I live by Yosemite National Park. Here’s what’s been happening since the shutdown.

How to make more Vox Video happen

The author of “Cat Person” has a new book out. It’s full of sex and dark as hell.

How Trump’s EPA is letting environmental criminals off the hook, in one chart

Mueller’s heavily redacted new filing about Paul Manafort, decoded

Elizabeth Warren is confronting big banks over how they intend to “help” workers during the shutdown

The cast and crew of Deadly Class, on the angry young kids of their angry young show

The ecological disaster that is Trump’s border wall: a visual guide

Poll: Americans are becoming more polarized on the border wall

Syfy’s addictive Deadly Class is like Harry Potter with prison gangs and the Yakuza

The case against empathy

William Barr paved the way for Trump on immigration. Now he might help Trump go even further.

How a dramatic jewel heist may have played a role in Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun’s fate

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

The unexpected best use of Facebook

9 key questions about the longest government shutdown in history, answered