Category: OMG

The Little Stranger is a quietly brilliant tale of pain, grief, and possibly ghosts

From the moment in The Little Stranger that Dr. Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson) pulls up to Hundreds Hall, a big English manor home that has clearly seen better times, it’s clear that something not entirely normal is going on. Viewers with...

/ August 30, 2018

Vox Sentences: A NAFTA by any other name

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The new deal intended...

/ August 30, 2018

10 ways Halloween is celebrated around the world

Dia de los Muertos originated in Mexico, and it's essentially one ginormous party in honor of the dead, much like Sunday nights on AMC except that Dia de los Muertos isn't losing as many fans. Like the American version of...

/ August 29, 2018

America is one of 6 countries that make up more than half of gun deaths worldwide

Out of the world’s 251,000 gun deaths every year, there’s a group of six countries that make up more than half of those deaths — and the United States is in it, according to a new study published in JAMA....

/ August 29, 2018

The creepy truth about brainwashing

People weren't always worried about brainwashing and mind control — the idea really started to grip the public consciousness with the icy hand of terror in the 1950s. The concept had been brought up in the previous decade, but in...

/ August 29, 2018

Live results for Tuesday’s Oklahoma primaries runoff

Oklahoma voters headed to the polls for runoff elections on Tuesday, in large part to pick the Republican nominee for governor. Tulsa business executive Kevin Stitt defeated Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, giving hope to Democrats who want a shot...

/ August 29, 2018

Live results for Tuesday’s Florida primaries

Florida voters picked the Democratic and Republican candidates for their state’s critical governor and Senate races in Tuesday’s primary elections, setting up two of 2018’s most important campaigns. Republicans Ron DeSantis easily won the GOP gubernatorial primary to replace Gov....

/ August 29, 2018

Pro athletes who were more successful after they retired

Vinnie Jones sounds like the name of a gangster who rips out people's teeth for fun, which pretty much describes the types of characters Jones tends to portray in movies. But the intimidating Brit wasn't a real-life gangster as far...

/ August 28, 2018

Real-life heroes who are actually pretty terrible people

Kary Mullis is an American biochemist whose work is literally saving lives. He invented polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The science behind it is very sciencey, but it has some amazing applications. It means people can be tested for genetic carriers,...

/ August 28, 2018

The most mysterious shipwrecks in history

The only thing cooler than a shipwreck is a much, much older shipwreck — and when there's a mystery hidden in its hold, well, that's even better. The Antikythera shipwreck is more than 2,000 years old — it was discovered...

/ August 28, 2018

Vox Sentences: Pope Francis’s crisis of confidence

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Sen. John McCain is...

/ August 28, 2018

The US and Mexico made a trade deal. But it’s not a new NAFTA.

The United States and Mexico just reached a preliminary deal to reform NAFTA — but there’s still a long way to go. On Monday, multiple outlets reported that Washington and Mexico City had reached an agreement to revise the North...

/ August 27, 2018

Sharp Objects’ shocking credits scenes — and what they reveal about the killer — explained

Sharp Objects went out with a bang — and if you were reeling as the credits began to roll, it’s understandable if you didn’t stick around to watch them. But if you stopped too soon, you likely missed the show’s...

/ August 27, 2018

I’ll never forget watching John McCain vote down Obamacare repeal

The Senate had been debating Obamacare repeal for two months, and it all came down to one night. We already knew Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) would probably vote against the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable...

/ August 26, 2018

Elon Musk’s not taking Tesla private after all

Two and a half weeks after Elon Musk said in a surprise tweet that he was considering taking Tesla private, Musk has decided he’ll keep the electric car maker public after all. Musk in a blog post late Friday said...

/ August 25, 2018

Beyond West Side Story: 5 of Leonard Bernstein’s musical masterpieces

Of all the figures in the American cultural pantheon, there are few who have had a broader cultural impact than Leonard Bernstein — composer, conductor, performer, queer and Jewish icon, and genius. As today’s Google Doodle celebrates Bernstein’s 100th birthday,...

/ August 25, 2018

The worst cover songs of all time

Robyn's 2010 club hit "Dancing On My Own" is the definition of a banger, to the point where looking that word up online should probably just redirect you to the original video. It pulls off the trick of combining an...

/ August 24, 2018

False facts about Batman you always thought were true

Sure, Batman can be a serious jerk. He's paranoid, moody, and his legendary social faux pas tend to alienate anyone who tries to be his friend. However, the popular notion that Batman is some sort of lone wolf contradicts the...

/ August 24, 2018

Vox Sentences: Disarray down under

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Keeping up with the...

/ August 24, 2018