clock menu more-arrow no yes

Top Stories

Why America keeps turning its back on Haitian migrants

The Biden administration is continuing a long history of exclusionary policy against Haitian asylum seekers.

We can’t just run away from wildfires

The risks of massive wildfires are growing, but we have tools to curb them.

Why heaters are the future of cooling

A huge number of people still heat their homes with fossil fuels. There’s a better way.

The new guidelines for Covid-19 booster shots, explained

Why some people might need a booster shot right now — and some might not.

Healing, a saga

I thought I could check all the boxes and be well again. The universe had other plans.

Florida’s mysterious Covid-19 surge

We still don’t have all the answers for why Covid-19 cases rise and fall, but there are some explanations.

Daily Podcast

Today, Explained

Subscribe Now

Free college for everyone!

President Biden wants to give Americans four more years of free school: two years of pre-K and two of community college. In a two-part series, Today, Explained’s Haleema Shah explores the challenges of expanding public education.

The Latest

Vox’s audience support program, explained

Elder-friendly technology is a growing market

Does everybody need a booster shot?

What happens when billionaires jump on the biodiversity bandwagon

The Afghan refugee crisis has revealed the artificial limits of America’s will to welcome

Ken Burns’s latest is on the Greatest

Take a mental break with the newest Vox crossword

I feel weird about Dear Evan Hansen

For protesters, trauma lingers long after the marching ends

From Vox Media

We're building great things, and we need your talent.

A simple solution to endless school quarantines


How decades of stopping forest fires made them worse

Democrats still have real options for immigration reform

What the movies of this pandemic reveal

The case for funding bike infrastructure

The largest space telescope in history is about to blow our minds

The surprising downsides to planting trillions of trees

How the iPhone changed everything

The sad, predictable limits of America’s “economic recovery”

Officially, the Covid-19 recession lasted just two months. So why are so many still suffering?

Democrats desperately need to cut drug prices

Gabby Petito’s disappearance, and why it was absolutely everywhere, explained


The Weeds

Subscribe Now

AMA time with Dylan, German, and Jerusalem

Your Weedsy questions, answered.

At the UN, Biden is still trying to convince the world America is back

Jeff Bezos commits $1 billion to conservation as Amazon destroys the world

Welcome to the Recovery Issue of the Highlight

What it’s like to seek an abortion in Texas right now


The US isn’t ready for clean energy

What would a healthy social media platform even look like?

One Good Thing: Reservation Dogs is groundbreaking. It’s also incredibly funny.

When quitting your job feels like the only option

Advice for a young idealist: Find a lonely cause

Getting a Covid-19 test at Walgreens isn’t as much of a privacy risk as it used to be

The fall equinox is Wednesday. Here are 8 things to know about the first day of autumn.

Elon Musk’s problematic plan for “full self-driving” Teslas

Why Biden’s approval numbers have sagged, explained by an expert


How America’s hottest city is trying to cool down

SpaceX’s latest mission was an infomercial (for charity)

It’s time to stop describing lifesaving health care as “elective”

How to make your job search suck a little less

The summer that wasn’t

Why everybody’s hiring but nobody’s getting hired

The redistricting wars