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A contrarian take on the disinformation panic

Joe Bernstein on what we know — and don’t know — about disinformation.

What happens when your favorite thing goes viral?

A 2002 song by the Mountain Goats about a doomed divorce is suddenly big on TikTok. Why?

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

Scream turns 25 this year. Here’s how it permanently changed horror movies.

The “ghost stores” of Instagram

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

House isn’t selling? Blame the ghosts.

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

Why your credit card company wants to give you crypto

Mastercard credit card holders can soon be rewarded with bitcoin. Huh?

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Ruthless County, Tennessee

For 11 years, a Tennessee judge sent kids to jail for a crime that doesn’t exist. Nashville Public Radio’s Meribah Knight explains why that judge is still in charge of “juvenile justice.”

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

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

Welcome to the Horror Issue

Why do banks charge a fee for not having enough money?

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?

Take a mental break with the newest Vox crossword

Succession turns a box of doughnuts into a stealthy statement about abuse

Supply chain chaos and inflation could last into 2022

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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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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

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The Most Dangerous Branch: A well-regulated militia

With six conservative judges on the bench this term, the Supreme Court could rule in favor of the most sweeping gun rights laws yet.

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? 

19 must-see movies from the fall film festivals

What’s the deal with fictional influencers?

One Good Thing: A YouTube decluttering channel that made my sister and me quit screaming

Texas’s anti-abortion law is back at SCOTUS. Here’s what’s different this time around.

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