Jerry Falwell Jr., and the allegations against him, explained

President Donald Trump and Jerry Falwell (right), president of Liberty University, with members of gospel choir Lu Praise during a commencement at Liberty on May 13, 2017, in Lynchburg, Virginia. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Why one of the best-known American evangelicals is facing big-time scrutiny. Jerry Falwell Jr. — president of Liberty University (one of the world’s largest Christian universities) and a prominent supporter of President Trump — has made headlines many times before. Most…

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You’ve never seen anything quite like Amazon’s Undone. We mean that literally.

Undone is produced using rotoscoping, an animation technique rarely used on television. | Amazon Prime Video This visually stunning show is a trippy sci-fi drama and a lovely story about a woman dealing with trauma, all in one. In Watch This, Vox critic at large Emily VanDerWerff tells you what she’s watching on TV — and why you should watch it too. Read the archives here. This week: Amazon’s new animated series Undone, whose entire…

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Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver are devastating in the brilliant, brutal Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in Marriage Story. | Courtesy of TIFF Noah Baumbach’s outstanding new film turns divorce into a reminder of love’s many shades. Every marriage harbors the seeds of its own destruction. People who stay married just figure out how to keep those seeds from blooming into chokeweeds. But maybe the reverse is true, too: Every divorce contains, in microcosm, what made the pair get together in the first place. Which is…

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The Democratic candidates’ debate answers on Afghanistan were terrible

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) listens during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee February 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on “Situation in Afghanistan.” | Alex Wong/Getty Images If 2020 Democrats want to leave Afghanistan, they need to come up with a real plan. At the Democratic presidential debate on Thursday, the 2020 presidential candidates argued over the nitty-gritty details of policy proposals on everything from health care to gun policy…

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Scientists say these nightmare weather events could happen at any time

Christina Animashaun/Vox Three climate catastrophes knocking on America’s door. Phoenix, one of the hottest and fastest-warming cities in the US, could be hit by “a [Hurricane] Katrina of extreme heat” with temperatures peaking in the 120s and lingering for two weeks. In a heat wave like this, the power grid would succumb to brownouts and blackouts and many elderly would die in their homes. (Complete story here.) Southern California could see a wildfire that burns…

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2020 Democrats hate Trump’s China trade war. Too bad they don’t have any better ideas.

The Democratic debate on September 12, 2019, in Houston, Texas. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Thursday’s debate showed that candidates are struggling to define a China trade policy to counter Trump’s. The 2020 Democratic candidates all hate President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. They also seem to have no real idea what they would do instead. At least, they didn’t have any great answers onstage during Thursday’s 2020 debate in Houston. When it came to…

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Beto O’Rourke says “death threat” from a Republican state representative shows why no one should own assault weapons

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke speaks during the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the SNHU Arena on September 7, 2019, in Manchester, New Hampshire. | Scott Eisen/Getty Images “Clearly you shouldn’t own an AR-15, and neither should anyone else.” Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke made his support for an assault weapons buyback very clear during Thursday night’s Democratic debate. “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” he said at the time. It…

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