The complicated origin of Instagram’s #ChallengeAccepted

The complicated origin of Instagram’s #ChallengeAccepted

Over the weekend, the #ChallengeAccepted hashtag on Instagram was flooded with millions of black-and-white photos — flattering candids, selfies, and posed shots — posted by women from across the globe. These images were usually accompanied by captions or hashtags that broadly expressed support for “female…

The real-life origin story behind The Count of Monte Cristo

The real-life origin story behind The Count of Monte Cristo

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the work of Alexandre Dumas, the French writer who penned swashbuckling adventure novels like The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. It’s The Count of Monte Cristo that has an anniversary today — its serial publication first began on…

WHO advance team on way to China to set up probe into virus origin

WHO advance team on way to China to set up probe into virus origin

GENEVA — An advance team from the World Health Organization (WHO) has left for China to organize an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus which sparked the global pandemic, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The virus is believed to have emerged in a…

Netflix’s The Witch Part 1 is an electrifying superhero origin story

Netflix’s The Witch Part 1 is an electrifying superhero origin story

One Good Thing is Vox’s recommendations feature. In each edition, find one more thing from the world of culture that we highly recommend. While the coronavirus pandemic has smashed the brakes on Marvel and Warner Bros.’s summer blockbuster slate this year, the next great superhero…