Posts Tagged ‘Vox videos’

New buildings are covered in rectangles. Why?

May 4, 2022

New buildings are often covered in rectangular panels. They’re part of the rainscreen cladding system that saves modern buildings from rot and decay. A Vox video by Phil Edwards.

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The US government is always shutting down. Why?

April 12, 2022

At the end of every year, the U.S. Congress and White House play a game of chicken with the federal spending bill, getting closer and closer to a shutdown of the United States government. It’s usually avoided in the final hour, but sometimes they don’t agree on a spending bill and the federal government actually shuts down. No other country does this. WTF?

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Linoleum!

April 4, 2022

Linoleum, the miracle flooring, was invented by Frederick Walton in 1863. Linoleum was in the Titanic, the British Houses of Parliament, your grandma’s kitchen, and under spinning break dancers. Thought tacky in the late 20th century, “Lino” is hip again. A Vox video by Marie Cascione.

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The Chair On All Those LP Covers

March 11, 2022

If you’ve seen lots 1970s vinyl album covers, you’ve seen many photos of Peacock wicker chairs. Estelle Caswell explains in a Vox video.

More: 

“The Development and Effects of the Twentieth-Century Wicker Revival,” Emily A. Morris, thesis, Corcoran College of Art & Design, Department of History of Decorative Arts, 2012.

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Movie theaters aren’t dead. Yet.

March 8, 2022

Studios are intent on streaming their films, and COVID only intensified that. But big movies still come out in theaters first. A Vox video by Edward Vega.

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Hawaiians fought the US Navy, and won

February 28, 2022

Since World War II, the U.S. Navy has used the Hawaiian island of Kaho‘olawe for bombing practice, though native Hawaiians venerate it as a kinolau (body form) of the sea god Kanaloa, and it had many fishing shrines. The island was returned to Hawaii in 1996, and has been undergoing restoration since then. A Vox video by Ranjani Chakraborty.

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Has the 3-Point Shot Broken Basketball?

February 4, 2022

If you don’t have money on the game, maybe the 3-point shot has made basketball boring. Maybe the league should move the 3-point line back a few feet. A Vox video by Edward Vega.

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The US isn’t ready for clean energy

November 26, 2021

The US isn’t ready for renewable energy. The electric transmission grid doesn’t have the capacity to move it where it needs to be. A vox video by Madeline Marshall, animated by Matt Dunne.

Related:

“Old Power Gear Is Slowing Use of Clean Energy and Electric Cars,” Ivan Penn, New York Times

“2020 was the worst year yet for power outages in the US,” Justine Calma, The Verge

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Nuclear Plants Are Shutting Down

November 4, 2021

The Indian Point nuclear plant, on the Hudson River 30 miles north of Manhattan, shut down recently. Cleo Abram takes a closer and explains why so many nuclear plants are shutting down.

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Big Beef

November 3, 2021

The US relaxed its approach to antitrust enforcement in the 1980s. Today only four companies process 85 percent of all the cattle produced in the US. They’re crushing small ranchers.

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