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The Verge’s features pursue rigorous, forward-looking journalism. Here you’ll find our most ambitious, award-winning reporting, profiles, essays, and oral histories across all the intersecting areas we cover, from technology to TV/film, climate change to creators.

Safe Space

Fire and plague prepared these teens for the world

Through fire and fear, Paradise, California’s teens take control of their lives

Crisis Mode

Employees at Crisis Text Line tried telling the board about a pattern of racial insensitivity at the company — but when that didn’t work, they went to Twitter

Inside Nextdoor’s ‘Karen problem’

Can Nextdoor really be a social network for communities if black people don’t feel safe on it?

Byte flight

“I have no attachment to this city ... it’s a stop gap”

5G coronavirus conspiracy theorists are endangering the workers who keep networks running

Engineers have been abused, harassed, and spat at, while conspiracy theorists have launched arson attacks against mobile infrastructure

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The human cost of Instacart’s grocery delivery

Instacart promises a safer way to shop, but workers tell a different story

Sundar Pichai on managing Google through the pandemic

The CEO of Google and Alphabet joins The Vergecast

The doomsday bunker market is thriving amid the coronavirus pandemic

Survival companies are capitalizing on coronavirus fears to sell bunkers that can withstand the apocalypse.

Exam anxiety: how remote test-proctoring is creeping students out

As schools go remote, so do tests and so does surveillance

Boob job: how The Chive built an empire out of bro-bait

The website defined frat culture in 2010, but can it survive a decade later?

Bird: careless leadership, high turnover, and inappropriate office behavior

Over a dozen former employees tell The Verge about major problems plaguing the electric scooter company

The jury is still out on Zoom trials

Warehouse workers are forcing Amazon to take COVID-19 seriously

Following protests, Amazon is instituting new safety measures

Can Meg Whitman outwit a pandemic with Quibi?

eBay. HP. Governor of California (well, almost). Quibi? Meg Whitman’s last act is her biggest bet yet

Campus is closed, so college students are rebuilding their schools in Minecraft

Being stuck at home has forced everyone to be creative

Co-founder therapy teaches tech bros how to be in their feelings

The NYC subway’s new tap-to-pay system has a hidden cost — rider data

“If you’re using OMNY on your phone – there’s no card yet – it’s not clear to me what other...

Dr Disrespect is the villain who could change the future of TV

Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm opens up about his Twitch alter ego

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The art and craft of scientific glassblowing

Modern chemistry still needs glassblowers

This little self-driving boat is changing the way we search for shipwrecks

This backpack has it all: Kevlar, batteries, and a federal investigation

The man behind an alleged crowdfunding scam wants you to know he isn’t a scammer

The Verge tech survey 2020

We polled Americans about which big tech companies they trust with their personal information

Robots aren’t taking our jobs — they’re becoming our bosses

To expose sexism at Uber, Susan Fowler blew up her life

The risks and rewards of blowing the whistle at Uber

Inside Clinc, the AI startup facing troubling allegations of sexual harassment

Behind the scenes, employees allege a pattern of inappropriate behavior and are speaking out

As Lambda students speak out, the school’s debt-swapping partnership disappears from the internet

The company has partnered with Edly to sell ISAs to investors

The high cost of a free coding bootcamp

Students at Lambda School say the program hasn’t delivered on its promise

The Craigslist of guns: inside the online “gun show that never ends”

Armslist: the online marketplace of guns

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Ikea 2.0: inside the furniture giant’s big bet on the smart home

The Swedish furniture giant has conquered living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms — but can it hang on to the future of the home?

Google and YouTube moderators speak out on the work that gave them PTSD

Violent extremism

Exclusive: documents show Foxconn refuses to renegotiate Wisconsin deal

Why won’t Foxconn tell Wisconsin what it’s building?

Emotional baggage: inside the toxic work environment at Away

Away’s founders sold a vision of travel and inclusion, but former employees say it masked a toxic work environment

The dark side of electronic waste recycling

How an e-waste sting uncovered a shocking betrayal

Pirate Radio: a special series from The Verge

Features and podcasts that explore the complicated narrative of what illegal transmissions can do and who they reach

The Last Stand

As insect invaders approach, researchers use a combination of indigenous knowledge and Western forestry science to save a valuable tradition

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How the Hmong diaspora uses the world’s most boring technology to make something weird and wonderful

Reimagining the conference call line as a radio show

The flying taxi future is coming, but it’s elitist and underwhelming

The Afghan DJs hired and abandoned by the US military

They were hired to help with the war effort—and when the American military pulled out, those voices were left for dead