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Explainers

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.

Four ways of looking at The Rehearsal

The drama over Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan travel plans, briefly explained

Should you get another Covid-19 vaccine booster now or wait for the new shots?

How Gordon Ramsay’s lamb slaughter joke explains our confusing relationship with meat

The stock market can be an emotional roller coaster. It shouldn’t be.

Alex Murdaugh stands accused of killing his wife and son. That’s just scratching the surface.

Election deniers could soon be one election away from running Arizona

The mysterious disappearance of the Secret Service’s January 6 texts

The attack on a prison holding Ukraine POWs, explained

Stopping inflation is going to hurt

Sri Lanka’s new president is already cracking down on protests

Jordan Peele’s Nope, explained

Europe’s gas crisis is here

Sadhguru, the spiritual leader with ties to Will Smith and Modi, explained

Biden sought to end endless wars. So what’s the military doing in Somalia?

Costco’s inflation-proof $4.99 rotisserie chicken, explained

Why the US doesn’t want Turkey to invade Syria

BA.5 doesn’t care that you just had Covid-19

How can Sri Lanka move forward?

Sri Lanka’s organic farming disaster, explained

A complete timeline of the Lea Michele-Beanie Feldstein-Funny Girl casting controversy

How the Fed ended the last great American inflation — and how much it hurt

America has an innovation problem. The H-1B visa backlog is making it worse.

Don’t mind the economy, now is still a good time to find a new job

The true physical and mental costs of pregnancy

The battleground House and Senate races where the end of Roe could have the biggest impact

Why disasters are getting more severe but killing fewer people

Protests force Sri Lanka’s leaders to resign

7 of your most pressing monkeypox vaccine questions, answered

Thor: Love and Thunder’s post-credits scene is a big casting announcement

America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained

We’re battling a sleep loss epidemic. California has a plan to fight it.

Under Obamacare, birth control pills are free. Why aren’t vasectomies?

Just about everyone in America is finally eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine. Now what?

R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years. Here are all the sexual misconduct allegations against him, in one timeline.

Finland and Sweden’s historic NATO bids, explained

Trigger laws and abortion restrictions, explained

How the Uvalde police failed

What police could find out about your illegal abortion

How the US polarized on abortion — even as most Americans stayed in the middle