In the 2010s, Getting High Became Even More Profitable and Terrifying
At the beginning of the decade, the online drug trade opened its floodgates. At the end, U.S. cities started decriminalizing magic mushrooms. This is how the last ten years turned the illegal drug industry upside down.
How This Decade Broke American Politics, In 10 Easy Steps
Remember when we had cash, hope, and jobs?
How the 2010s Taught Us to Hate the Rich
From the gig economy to supervillains like Martin Shkreli to the college cheating scandal, this is the story of "late capitalism" coming to life.
The 2010s Made Sex Political Again
Sex positivity was the pervasive message at the start of the decade. Then things got more complicated.
Forget Cali Sober. Now There's Vape Sober
Inside the massive underground network of people who help each other stay off drugs—and are ready to fight back against vape bans.
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The 2010s Were the Decade When Black Protest Music Went Mainstream
Beyoncé, Solange, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, and Rihanna released provocative, forward-thinking albums during the rise of the Trump candidacy, solidifying Black music's legacy as protest music.
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A Eulogy for the Mix CD, the Best Way to Tell Someone 'I Like You'
Mix CDs have been innovated out of existence—but nothing has managed to replace how meaningful it was to make and receive them.
The 2010s Were the Decade That Genre Collapsed
Over the past 10 years, our collective cultural melting pot has boiled over, giving us exciting young artists who resist fitting into any box at all.
The 120-Degree Heat Waves of the Future Could Melt Streets and Bend Train Tracks
As climate change makes summers worse, cities around the U.S. must adapt or face potentially deadly consequences.
The Ultra-Orthodox Community's Sex Abuse Crisis Has Finally Reached a Tipping Point
Thanks to a new law, one of the most secretive and isolated subcultures in the United States is facing possible exposure.
The Crushing Despair of Notorious B.I.G's 'Ready to Die'
Twenty-five years after its release, the album's greatest legacy is Biggie's intuition about his future.
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Chillwave Was the First Great Genre of the Internet Era
A guide to the best songs from the late-aughts movement of hazy pop artists like Toro y Moi, Washed Out, and more.