clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Top Stories

What the Electoral Count Reform Act can prevent in the next election — and what it can’t

Mitch McConnell has now come out in favor of a few election law fixes that could protect democracy in 2024.

Chips are the new oil. There are no reserves.

Computer chips are ubiquitous, but they’re only made in a few places.

 The mysterious ad slump of 2022

Four theories on why ad sales are plummeting even as the economy is doing fine.

What do true crime series like Dahmer owe the victims?

True crime has made huge strides in centering the victim. But we keep getting series like the Netflix docudrama.

Pop culture loves gender war stories. They leave something out.

Don’t Worry Darling and Barbarian want us to remember gender is scary.

Looking for a sense of belonging? Start with being a good guest.

Practical questions for creating community, according to Priya Parker.

Understand the news with

Today, Explained

Listen now in app or on public radio

Can Beto flip Texas?

Republicans have firmly held the Texas governorship since 1995. Beto O’Rourke’s campaign is both a long shot and Democrats’ best challenge in decades.

The Latest

Vox’s audience support program, explained

What do you think of Vox? Tell us!


What it’s like to work in the world’s greatest office


Why Queen Elizabeth II was queen of 15 countries

The universe is a dangerous place. NASA just showed it’s possible to defend Earth against it.

Riotsville, U.S.A. is a window onto the bizarre beginnings of police militarization

Take a mental break with the newest Vox crossword

The child care crisis just keeps getting worse 

The Supreme Court case that’s likely to handcuff the Clean Water Act

From Vox Media

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

What happened to giving money to charity?

View All

Amazon’s robots are getting closer to replacing human hands


Who’s really using up the water in the American West?

The many scandals of Don’t Worry Darling, explained

The rise of Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s new far-right prime minister, explained

39 years ago today, one man saved us from world-ending nuclear war

American trains aren’t great — but you should still take them anyway

The Supreme Court’s new term could be even more consequential than its last one

House of the Dragon gives us a time jump, a season reset, and two horrible childbirths

Russia’s mobilization won’t fix its military problems


The Weeds

Subscribe Now

Abbott and DeSantis: Stunt queens or policy makers?

Could relocating migrants in the US be a policy solution?

The 10 races that could decide Senate control

The sleep advice no one tells you

Do we ask too much of parents?

Why Iranian women are risking everything by burning their hijabs 

The Mississippi welfare fraud involving Brett Favre, explained

Are the walls really closing in on Trump this time?

The far right is having a moment in Europe. Actually, everywhere.

Filed under:

House of the Dragon and the Targaryen family, explained

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel reveals a period of turbulence and upheaval for Daenerys’s formidable family.

How a 100-year-old miscalculation drained the Colorado River

How the polls might be wrong (again) this year

What’s behind House Democrats’ sudden compromise on policing

Trump’s defeat in the Mar-a-Lago “special master” case, explained

What Putin’s latest threats mean for the risk of nuclear war

“The party is over”: How Meta and Google are using recession fears to clean house

The buzziest fall movies have something in common

How to stop rolling the dice on the destruction of human civilization

Remote workers are wasting their time proving they’re actually working

Mandatory overtime is garbage

A cartoon of people gathering at a bar.

Even Better

View All

Runners can be disqualified for starting after the gun. What gives?