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RANTS AND RAVES
Romancing the Stones • Like gazing at the stars, thinking about Pangaea Proxima takes the sting out of our own bleak future.
The Waterfall Game • How I’m project-managing my climate stress.
Never Stop Failing Up • Virtual reality has fallen far short of the hype and expectations, yet somehow it keeps on getting more chances.
Help (Desperately) Wanted • Flexible WFH policies, huge signing bonuses, fancy cookies, giant piñatas—startups and big tech companies are locked in a battle of perks to attract engineers and developers.
READOUT • The world, quantified.
Zhao Factor • Reimagined characters, practical effects, intimate storytelling—Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao upends the Marvel formula with Eternals.
Winter Is Coming • AND IT’S THE best season. When fair-weather friends retreat inside, the woods, parks, and sidewalks are wide open. Bundle up and join us! This gear will keep you warm and dry in the wildest conditions.
WIRED RECOMMENDS • The latest picks from our reviews team.
Can I Torment Video Game Characters?
A WAR OF ONE’S OWN • Ksenia Coffman made it her mission to fix how Nazi history is told on Wikipedia. She soon faced a blitzkrieg of opposition.
The Commitment • Last year, tech companies scrambled to promise money and support for Black America. Netflix made a pledge that stood out above the rest. It represents the industry’s best shot at redressing the nation’s racial inequality. How seriously should we take it?
BLOOD AND LIES • The US system for testing drugs for safety and efficacy relies on a network of contractors running clinical trials that adhere to strict guidelines. One lab owner broke all the rules, choosing profits over protocols, until someone tipped off the feds.
GREG LeMOND AND THE AMAZING CANDY COLORED DREAM BIKE • The Tour de France legend and anti-doping crusader is building an ultralight ebike that he hopes will be fun as hell to ride—and jump-start a US carbon fiber boom.
APOCALYPSES NOW • Climate collapse. Pandemics. Authoritarianism. The world is awash in slo-mo crises. Sci-fi eminence NEAL STEPHENSON says his genre should inspire solutions. In his new novel, Termination Shock, he finally takes on global warming.
THE UNPLUGGED SESSIONS DIDN’T GO WELL.