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The backlash against In the Heights, explained

The new film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway show relegated its Black Latinx community to the background and sparked a debate about colorism.

The Putin summit may backfire on Biden

The biggest risk Biden faces won’t come during the Putin summit. It’ll possibly come right afterward.

“Back to normal” puts us back on the path to climate catastrophe

The data is in: The pandemic did nothing to slow climate change.

Sotheby’s is selling a piece of web history, signed by its creator

The father of the web sees promise in NFTs.

Amazon’s Black employees say the company’s HR department is failing them

In interviews with Recode, dozens of Amazon employees detailed allegations of racial bias and discrimination.

MacKenzie Scott gives away billions, again

With a recent $2.7 billion announcement, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos has donated $8.5 billion in less than a year.

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Israel is under new management

Benjamin Netanyahu is out. Israel has a new leader and a new coalition government. The question now is whether they bring anyone closer to peace.

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Lina Khan will be chair of the Federal Trade Commission

Travelers have gotten rowdy. This Instagram account aims to keep them in line.

Free the wrinkle

The pandemic could help Americans finally embrace aging skin.

Hate crime laws won’t actually prevent anti-Asian hate crimes

Chrissy Teigen’s fall from grace

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What the Novavax vaccine means for the global fight against Covid-19

How Apple helped Trump’s DOJ seize lawmakers’ data without realizing it

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Elon Musk says Tesla will once again accept bitcoin

The Asian American wealth gap, explained in a comic

Money Talks: The mother and the college student who shared stimulus checks

One Good Thing: A very funny show about girlboss feminism

The DOJ has a plan to protect voting rights. It might not be enough.

The fall of “King Bibi”

The richest colleges didn’t need to cut their budgets in the pandemic — but they did

Biden plans to reverse Trump’s Alaska policy. Here’s why it matters.

What Facebook’s two-year Trump ban does and doesn’t do

Colombia’s protests are a product of its post-peace-deal reality

The star-crossed history of In the Heights and West Side Story


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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

One possible cause of the 2020 murder increase: More guns

How stressed out are factory-farmed animals? AI might have the answer.

What the new IG report about the gassing of protesters around Lafayette Square actually says

What you need to know about the House’s opening bid to rein in Big Tech

What are you legally allowed to say at work? A group of fired Googlers could change the rules.

Leave the World Behind’s bougie apocalypse

The controversy over Bill Gates becoming the largest private farmland owner in the US

Biden’s plan to increase legal immigration could aid the pandemic economy recovery

Is there an uncontroversial way to teach America’s racist history?

Wall Street isn’t to blame for the chaotic housing market

The pandemic tattoo craze is here

How In the Heights went from a student musical to one of the summer’s biggest movies

Indigenous people are the world’s biggest conservationists, but they rarely get credit for it

The Other Black Girl is a pulpy, joyous thrill ride of a book

Why Democrats are voting on bills that have no chance of passing

The Keystone XL pipeline is dead. But the fight against similar projects is far from over.

JBS Foods, the meat supplier hit by a ransomware attack, admits it paid $11 million in ransom

The new Alzheimer’s drug that could break Medicare

The best $298 I ever spent: Oysters and a cocktail the night before I gave birth

How In the Heights’ creators turned the hit Broadway musical into a movie