Posts Tagged ‘Vox videos’

Ghosts

April 6, 2021

Why do people think thet’s seen Ghosts? A Vox video by Dean Patterson.

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City Traffic: A Solution

March 29, 2021

One solution to city traffic: congestion pricing. A Vox video.

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Jacksonville Was Almost Hollywood

March 23, 2021

In the early 1900s, New York film companies searched for a warm-weather home, and they looked at Jacksonville, Florida, down the East Coast. J’ville’s town fathers recoiled at the thought of film actors running wild through Florida’s sunny streets, so the film folks decamped for far-off California. A Vox video by Phil Edwards.

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The Secret History of Dirt

March 19, 2021

Dirt. It’s alive! A Vox explainer by Liz Scheltens. Soil fun for the whole family.

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The Texas power system failure is a warning sign

March 15, 2021

In February, an unusual winter storm left millions of Texans without electric power or water in subzero temperatures for nearly five days. Oklahoma and other neighboring states only had minor disruptions. Why? Texas is on its own electrical grid, separate from the rest of the country, unlike other states, so it can’t get power from other states in an emergency. Texas hasn’t upgraded its electrical infrastructure since its last big failure ten years ago, but most of the U.S. power infrastructure has aged beyond its “use by” date.

More:

“Texas’s power disaster is a warning sign for the US,” Madeline Marshall, Vox

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Gotta Drive. Why?

March 10, 2021

If they want to work, shop for groceries, or visit, most Americans have to drive. Why? Laura Bult explores. A Vox video.

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The British Museum is full of stolen artifacts

March 3, 2021

The British Museum stores the loot of Empire, and just plain loot. A Vox video.

Related:

The Museum of Stolen Art

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Sports: US national anthem protest, 1968

February 8, 2021

Colin Kaepernick was not the first sports figure to protest America’s failure to live up to its founding principles. Tommie Smith and John Carlos did so at the Olympics in 1968, and were expelled from the Games by U.S. officials. A Vox video.

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Disease Tracing in 1854

February 3, 2021

Using data analysis and interviews, Dr. John Snow figured out how a cholera outbreak was speading in mid-nineteenth century London. A Vox video by Phil Edwards.

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‘Filibuster’ Means That Losers Rule the Senate.

January 27, 2021

“Filibuster” (from the Dutch word for “pirate” or “freebooter”) is a parliamentary rule the U.S. Senate adopted by accident. These days it has nothing to do with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Alvin Chang explains how the filibuster broke the Senate. A Vox video.

More:

“Make the Filibuster Difficult Again,” Burt Neuborne and Erwin Chemerinsky, New York Times

“What is the Senate filibuster, and what would it take to eliminate it?” Molly E. Reynolds, The Brookings Institution

“All the Lies They Told Us About the Filibuster,” Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

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