2020 Dems Say They'll Protect Abortion Access. We Asked Them About Pills
We asked every Democrat who qualified for the debate about expanding access to medication abortion.
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 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.
How This Decade Broke American Politics, In 10 Easy Steps
Remember when we had cash, hope, and jobs?
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.
How Democrats Became the Party of Monopoly and Corruption
This wasn't an accident.
Disabled Workers Are Done Putting Up with Three Cents an Hour
A legal loophole dating to the Great Depression is reaching a breaking point, thanks in part to increasingly left-wing politics.
A Running List of U.S. Cities and States Where Vapes Are Banned
Politicians are panicked in a state near you.