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Hidden inside the Inflation Reduction Act: $20 billion to help fix our farms

A tomato farm in Winters, California, in August, facing severe drought. | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Farming destroys the environment. Biden’s inflation bill could help blunt the impact. The single greatest threat to the environment isn’t hunting or suburban sprawl or invasive species. It’s farming. Farms cover roughly...

How Beyoncé became Beyoncé in 3 not-at-all-easy steps

Dion Lee/Vox; Getty Images From surprise albums to Beychella to “Break My Soul”: Behind the singer’s 10-year journey to cultural dominance. Beyoncé’s latest solo album, Renaissance, released at the end of July, was greeted with the kind of critical rapture that is now the standard for her work. The new album “succeeds exquisitely,” said...

Afghanistan’s staggering set of crises, explained

A woman hands out bread to young people in need in front of a bakery in Kabul, Afghanistan, in September 2021. | Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images A year after Kabul’s fall and the US’s withdrawal, the economy remains in free fall, and the country faces a near-constant humanitarian disaster. The markets in Kabul have food, but few can afford...

It’s probably time to clean your filters

Denis Novikov/Getty Images Stop breathing in dirty air and drinking cloudy water. Change your dang filters. John Ogden-McKee, a self-described “extremely clean person,” has a penchant for filtration. In his home in Dallas, Ogden-McKee, 39, uses five air purifiers with built-in HEPA (short for high-efficiency particulate air) filters — one...

California could transform how fast food workers are treated

Dion Lee/Vox; Getty Images The restaurant industry is fighting hard against a labor bill making its way through the California legislature. Ten years after the launch of the Fight for $15, fast-food workers nationwide are still grappling with low and stolen wages, unsafe workplaces, and rampant sexual harassment. California lawmakers now...

No one has been held accountable for the catastrophic Afghanistan withdrawal

Mourners at a funeral weep in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 30, 2021. Fighter jets circled the hilltop cemetery where members of the Ahmadi family were burying 10 of their own — seven of them children — all victims of a US drone strike.  | Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Who’s to blame for Afghanistan’s tragedy? Everyone. A...

How Beyoncé turned herself into a pop god

Dion Lee/Vox; Getty Images From surprise albums to Beychella to “Break My Soul”: Behind the singer’s 10-year journey to cultural dominance. Beyoncé’s latest solo album, Renaissance, released at the end of July, was greeted with the kind of critical rapture that is now the standard for her work. The new album “succeeds exquisitely,” said...

After the latest clash with Israel, Gazans’ struggle continues

Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images The killing of militant leaders sparked clashes that, for now, have ended in a shaky ceasefire. Battles between the Israeli military and the militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) killed 49 Palestinians in the last week in Gaza, the territory where Palestinians live under often brutal conditions and repeated...

How capitalism ensnared some of its radical critics

Christina Animashaun/Vox Postmodernism could’ve been revolutionary. But neoliberalism neutered it. What the hell is postmodernism? I’ve written a feature essay on postmodernism and I’m still not entirely sure I know what it is. I can paint a general picture, but even the great postmodern philosophers don’t all agree on what postmodernism...

Why monkeypox is a repeat of the data mistakes made with Covid-19

A nurse documents a surgical patient’s information on a computer. | Getty Images Accurate data is critical for public health, and the US doesn’t have it. The US declared monkeypox a public health emergency this month, but the decision may have come too late. Though states are now required to report cases, and commercial labs have an approved...

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