“All I Want for Christmas Is You” finally hit No. 1 on Billboard, 25 years after its release

Mariah Carey, queen of Christmas, is finally getting the recognition she deserves. Her holiday anthem “All I Want for Christmas Is You” just reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, 25 years after it was first released — and in doing so, it’s brought Carey one step closer to making history.

“All I Want for Christmas Is You,” first released in 1994, was an instant classic, and remains one of the only post-’60s releases to make it into the holiday songbook canon. But it was first released as a noncommercial single, which …

As impeachment looms, Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine conspiracies are getting more outlandish

During a moment in which President Donald Trump appears to be days from being impeached, his personal lawyer is boldly promoting more of the sort of conspiracy theories around the Biden family and Ukraine that has led the president into impeachment proceedings in the first place.

Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, gave an interview with the conservative One America News Network (OAN) that aired Saturday and Sunday, in which he pushed increasingly convoluted conspiracy theories about the Biden family and Ukraine.

And he brought along men he presented as witnesses able to verify his claims, including Andrii

The law that’s helping fuel Delhi’s deadly air pollution

Yet another cloud of choking smoke and dust descended this year upon the 20 million residents of Delhi as winter crept in, reaching “severe” or “emergency” levels throughout the region. The dangerous, dirty air arose from a mix of weather conditions, urban emissions, and rural smoke converging over India’s capital region.

In November, Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal turned to Twitter to describe his city as a “gas chamber.”

5 questions about Watchmen’s season one finale

As far as I (Vox critic at large Emily VanDerWerff) am concerned, “See How They Fly,” Watchmen’s first (and perhaps only?) season finale, was a near-perfect way to end a near-perfect season of television.

Like the season it caps, “See How They Fly” begins with a heady dip into both the past and present, filling viewers in on the backstory of Lady Trieu and Adrian Veidt’s eventual escape from Europa. The two are linked — Trieu is Veidt’s daughter, though he had no idea she existed until she showed up at his doorstep in Antarctica. (Sidebar: The way the …

Senate Democrats want to subpoena four witnesses in the impeachment trial

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer laid out exactly how Democrats are looking to handle the Senate impeachment trial in a letter on Sunday: They’d like to kick things off on January 6 — and include the testimony of at least four witnesses.

Those witnesses are acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, former National Security Advisor John Bolton, Mulvaney’s senior advisor Robert Blair, and Associate Director for National Security at the Office of Management and Budget Michael Duffey. They’re all current or former members of President Donald Trump’s administration who have direct knowledge of his discussions with Ukraine …