California wildfires 2020: Why the current fires are so unusual

A stunning, sudden surge of wildfires is burning through California, threatening towns and sending choking smoke over major cities and across much of the United...

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy promises to prioritize mail-in ballots, but questions about delays remain

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy promised a Senate committee Friday that election mail will be prioritized this November, and that he was “extremely highly confident” that...

DHS is holding migrant children in secret hotel locations and rapidly expelling them

The Trump administration is holding unaccompanied migrant children in hotels before rapidly expelling them from the US under a new policy that allows officials to...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows what the future of the left looks like

This week’s Democratic National Convention roused more fuzzy feelings than a Hallmark movie. From the heartwarming story of a teenager learning to manage his stutter...

Did Putin have his rival Alexei Navalny poisoned?

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken critic is lying in a coma in a Siberian hospital from a suspected poisoning — and his family and...

DNC 2020: An eerie look at a country in crisis — and great TV

For months now, the 2020 presidential election hasn’t felt entirely real to me. The obvious reason is that the global outbreak of Covid-19 scrambled everything about...

How The Vanishing Half follows the legacy of Toni Morrison

The Vox Book Club is linking to Bookshop.org to support local and independent booksellers. When I opened up Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half for the first...

Tanner ’88: The satirical 1988 masterpiece skewered political campaigning

One Good Thing is Vox’s recommendations feature. In each edition, find one more thing from the world of culture that we highly recommend. At the 1988...

DNC 2020: 5 winners, 4 losers from the last night of the Democratic convention

Thursday was supposed to be the last night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. Almost no part of that sentence turned out to be...

DNC 2020: Fox News thinks Joe Biden’s speech was “a home run”

Joe Biden’s Democratic National Convention-closing speech went over great on Thursday night, even on Fox News. Biden opened by promising to “draw on the...