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We live in a world of too much information and too little context. Too much noise and too little insight. That's where Vox's explainers come in.

The redistricting wars

America’s car crash epidemic

AI’s Islamophobia problem

Does everybody need a booster shot?

Dirty air can be deadly. Here’s how to protect yourself.

The dubious rise of ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment, explained

What the Taliban’s new government reveals about how they will rule

The hype around exercise dresses, explained

20 years, $6 trillion, 900,000 lives

John Mulaney was performing a role all along

How bad will climate change get?

The US was a world leader in vaccination. What went wrong?

How 9/11 convinced Americans to buy, buy, buy

What we’ve learned about Britney Spears’s conservatorship case changes everything

Medicare’s benefits are full of holes — and patients keep falling through

America needs to decide how much Covid-19 risk it will tolerate

The “g-word” of urban policy

We’ve been radically underestimating the true cost of our carbon footprint

Donda: The hype, the controversy, the music, the Kanye of it all, explained

The evidence for violence interrupters doesn’t support the hype

What’s causing California’s unprecedented wildfires

What banning abortion at 6 weeks really means

The Amazon rainforest’s most dogged defenders are in peril

Why America can’t fix its Covid-19 testing problems

How safe is it for kids to go to school during delta?

The Jeopardy hosting saga has become a cautionary morality tale

The Ted Lasso backlash was inevitable

NATO allies are preparing for a future without America’s “forever wars”

Why Hurricane Ida has been so devastating to the Gulf Coast

Why false claims about Covid-19 vaccines and infertility are so powerful

Should vaccinated people worry about long Covid?

Pandemic unemployment insurance is ending at maybe the worst possible time

ISIS-K, explained by an expert

The lab leak hypothesis — true or not — should teach us a lesson

How a cheap antidepressant emerged as a promising Covid-19 treatment

One policy that could challenge a century of fossil fuel dominance

Women’s rights have an uncertain future in Afghanistan

Congress’s Democrat-on-Democrat hostage standoff, explained

What full FDA approval for Covid-19 vaccines really means

How California’s bizarre recall system could elect a Republican governor