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Juneteenth, explained

The holiday’s 156-year history holds a lot of meaning in the fight for Black liberation today.

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

The film adaptation of the musical revealed the pain of experiencing racism within one’s own ethnic communities.

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

Can insects become a big part of humanity’s diet? Should it?

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Tales from the crypto

Cryptocurrency is everywhere! And now some people are saying it could be good for the environment?! New York Magazine's Jen Wieczner is here to explain.

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Naomi Osaka and tennis journalism’s ugly history of demeaning its players

Salamanders have a secret to surviving climate change

An epic Supreme Court showdown over religion and LGBTQ rights ends in a whimper

Ibram X. Kendi on anti-racism, Juneteenth, and the reckoning that wasn’t

What Obamacare achieved — and didn’t

The Supreme Court shut down an attack on Obamacare in the most dismissive way possible

The Handmaid’s Tale invites its viewers to Joe Biden’s Gilead

Joe Manchin’s sweeping new voting rights proposal, explained

How Northern Ireland is complicating Biden’s European agenda

The public option is now a reality in 3 states

Biden administration to Congress: Build more apartments and houses!


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What's the deal with that new Alzheimer's drug?

Vox's Dylan Scott joins Matt and Dara to explain — as well as pronounce — the controversial and recently-FDA-approved drug for treating Alzheimer's disease

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants to create a new agency to deal with data privacy

The problem with Facebook’s attempt to be more like Nextdoor

Biden’s big Putin bet

Biden says Putin “knows there are consequences” if cyberattacks continue


Why so many Covid-19 variants are showing up now

The hidden politics of New York City’s new ranked-choice voting system

How free trials trick you into thinking you’ll get something for nothing

Poll: A majority of voters support the PRO Act and union protections

What’s with these invasive “crazy” worms and why can’t we get rid of them?

The World Health Organization broke its own rules to spend millions on BCG consultants

The West has all the ingredients for another terrible wildfire season

Trump’s lies about the 2020 election are endangering America’s election workers

How the vaccine changed bartending, according to a bartender

GameStop. Dogecoin. Now AMC. Do meme traders need to be protected from themselves?

Is a pro-democracy coalition to defeat Trumpism possible?

The backlash against In the Heights, explained

What we know about the police killing of Winston Smith and the death of protester Deona Knajdek

Lina Khan will be chair of the Federal Trade Commission

The Putin summit may backfire on Biden

MacKenzie Scott gives away billions, again