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Day: December 29, 2020

One Good Thing: Try reading “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” out loud

Snow falls over Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, 2020. | Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images Dylan Thomas’s prose poem will make your Zoom Christmas festive. One Good Thing is Vox’s recommendations feature. In each edition, find one more thing…

Stories from a Lost Year

Amanda Northrop/Vox 2020 was a hard, hard year. Here are the stories of people who lived through it. Life in 2020 has been dominated by big stories. The Covid-19 pandemic. Protests against multiple centuries of systemic racism and injustice. An…


When Your Hometown Team Gets a New Identity

Three years ago, the Washington Football Team hosted its first-ever Thanksgiving Day game. The franchise had played—and lost—on the holiday many times before. But the 2017 game wasn’t notable just because the team, then known as the Redskins, actually won….

A Christmas Carol, explained by a 5-year-old

Michael Caine gathers with the Muppets for a very festive Christmas. | Disney/Jim Henson Studios The critic at large (40) and critic at small (5) talk Mickey’s Christmas Carol and The Muppet Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’s beloved…