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House isn’t selling? Blame the ghosts.

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

One Good Thing: A book that treats The Real Housewives as an academic text

Why be so nasty and so rude when you could read this book about The Real Housewives?

The “ghost stores” of Instagram

That cute dress you bought off Instagram could be found on Shein, AliExpress, or Amazon for much cheaper.

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The Alec Baldwin shooting

Variety’s Brent Lang explains how cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died on the Rust film set—and how the tragic shooting might catalyze positive change in the entertainment industry.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

Playdates are ruining all the fun

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.

Is ignoring the pandemic a crime against humanity?

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

Why your credit card company wants to give you crypto

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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

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The case for and against open borders

Our open borders episode is here.

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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

Remote work is bringing the city to the suburbs

How New York overengineered its million-dollar vaccine passport

Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s definition of “freedom” still matters

It’s time for Americans to buy less stuff

Democrats’ winnowing health care ambitions

Democrats are setting up social policies for painful cliffs

Facebook’s name change plan reflects its real priorities

Dave Chappelle vs. trans people vs. Netflix

The Freedom to Vote Act is almost certainly doomed

Bitcoin’s big day on Wall Street

The animals that may exist in a million years, imagined by biologists

The Supreme Court floats a startling expansion to police immunity from the law

When can we start enjoying nightlife again? 

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