“The Calvin and Hobbes comic strip ended 25 years ago, so let’s celebrate a New Years treat by analyzing it! Awhile back I had a students annotate structures in every C&H strip, so we have data on...
Everyone knows the sad story about how John Lennon was senselessly killed on the street in front of his apartment by a deranged fan. This article provides an intimate glimpse into what Lennon’s...
Pandemic reading means different things to different people.
Deciphering the most beloved, most reviled children’s-book author in history.
Let’s face it - 2021 is going to look a lot like 2020. Given that, we’re all going to need more Netflix. Read on to see my new favorite documentary and a list of 40 good things to stream.
Five books this year helped replenish the voids left by lack of travel and dining, and a raised consciousness of how and why we eat.
Captain Scott took jars to the Antarctic with him, and Edmund Hillary took one up Everest. Marmalade is part of the British national myth. Livvy Potts wants to know why.
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From urban London to rural Wales, these are the games that children play when the streets are their playground
Dua Lipa, Michaela Coel, Paul Mescal and Adam Sandler were just some of the best things to happen during this most miserable of years, and our writers have sounded off about them – here’s to the...
Is hell Christian? – Michael Robbins
50 of this year’s funniest, weirdest and most chaotic viral internet videos, images and jokes
From pig poop to sunscreen to poker to hackers, the books we love dive deep to tell smart stories about how the world works.
Is it odd that people who make their living with the liquid authority of their voice all chose to pose in front of silent squiggles of ink? It is honest: These glamorous broadcast journalists have...
What 26 Vox staffers consumed this year to get them through the darkness.
At least the books were good.
I’ve spent my life immersed in language, but this relationship, like all relationships, is fraught.
An all-star crew, a plan that tricked the police, and a successful getaway that left them with a fortune. But no one expected what happened next.
Figures released by record labels' association BPI show that vinyl sales also grew.
What Antoni Gaudí began in 1882, Etsuro Sotoo aims to finish: the Sagrada Família as a divine conversation between artists
Eugen von Ransonnet-Villez descended into the ocean, pencil in hand.
From how to be a contact tracer to how to find happiness, here’s what everyone wanted to learn this year.
One of the great American novels will enter public domain on Jan. 1
The word lox was one of the clues that eventually led linguists to discover who the Proto-Indo-Europeans were, and where they lived.Photograph…
Joan Didion's essay collection, Angie Thomas' new young adult novel and more
It’s the font we deserve, but is it the one we need right now?
After the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe wasn’t quite the horrible and backwards place earlier historians would have you believe. Modern scholars now look at the Dark Ages in a whole new light.
The frescoed thermopolium, a Roman-era fast-food stall, is the first to be fully excavated
The Netflix series "The Queen's Gambit" is a global hit. Although the story is fiction, Hungarian player Judit Polgar was a real-life prodigy.
Alchemy embraces a sophisticated set of beliefs and a high-minded cosmology, much to the chagrin of the pure rationalist.
Then they drink.
If only there were a cookie-cutter solution.
When £2.5m of rare books were stolen in an audacious heist at Feltham in 2017, police wondered, what’s the story? By Mark Wilding
Food has been central to the social life of humans for thousands of years and, in medieval Europe, food consumption ranged from everyday sustenance to extravagant feasts. The diet of the rich and...
On a gray, spitting day in Venice last summer, I spent a morning strolling through the main exhibits of the Venice Biennale in the Arsenal. The building is tall and narrow, concrete and stolid, and…