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Steve Carell Has Always Just Wanted to Blend In
Steve Carell Has Always Just Wanted to Blend In

Beloved by his peers, adored by audiences, the unassuming film and television star doesn’t hog the spotlight or have much interest in showy roles. But sometimes that modesty can be a limitation

This Week, Two Women in Two Different Countries Were Murdered on Their College Campuses in Broad Daylight
This Week, Two Women in Two Different Countries Were Murdered on Their College Campuses in Broad Daylight

Iman Rashid was shot to death in Jordan yesterday. Just days earlier, Nayera Ashraf was killed in Egypt by a man whose advances she had rejected. Both instances have caused an uproar over misogynist violence in the region — but such killings aren’t unique to one culture or place

Inside the Unsettling, Homoerotic Terror of ‘The Hitcher’
Inside the Unsettling, Homoerotic Terror of ‘The Hitcher’

Director Robert Harmon looks back on his 1986 classic, discussing the ambiguous relationship between its main characters, the brilliance of Rutger Hauer — and why he never thought he was making a horror movie

Foul Bachelorette Frog Was the Patron Saint of Disgusting Women
Foul Bachelorette Frog Was the Patron Saint of Disgusting Women

She throws her dirty dishes in the trash. She sniffs her fingers after she scratches her butt. She bites the hair off her areolas. She is the Foul Bachelorette Frog, and for a few years in the mid-aughts, she served as a revolutionary window into the secret habits of womankind

My Ridiculously Disastrous Attempts to Get a Fake ID as a Teen

After my first try, I was immediately arrested. For my second, I constructed an elaborate scheme that involved identity theft and a Bob Evans line cook. It didn’t fare much better

The Misguided Myth of the Femcel Phenotype

By definition, a femcel is a woman who is either too unattractive or mentally ill to experience sex and relationships. So why is everyone drooling for the mousy, glasses-wearing girls they perceive femcels to be?

Inspired by ‘Her,’ I Tried to Fall in Love with an A.I. Girlfriend

The Replika chatbot app promises a ‘companion who cares.’ But would I really care enough about robot?

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Bloody Great: The Best Products for Period Sex

Sure, it’s kinda messy, but that’s what makes it fun! Here are a handful of toys and accoutrements to make sex on your period just as fun and easy as it is any time of the month

I Am Now Moderately Swole. Do I Need Weightlifting Shoes?

You always gotta dress the part, right?

Cum Back Later: A Review of the MYHIXEL System Meant to Stop Premature Ejaculation

It comes with an educational app and a sleek-looking masturbation device, but while it’s well intentioned, you should probably slow down your enthusiasm for it

Best of MEL

Fox News Convinced Them COVID Was Fake. Then They Got Sick.

‘I have no doubt that President Trump and Fox News have caused people to die.’ This is what it’s like to lose your dad twice — first to Rush Limbaugh, then to the ICU as he battles a disease he believes is a hoax

The Afterlife of the Male Model

What happens to young men when they quit the modeling industry? While some exit the business gracefully, others take a nose dive, only to find salvation at the Cheesecake Factory

The Wild Ride of America’s Most Dangerous Theme Park

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Action Park — unofficially known as Class Action Park, Traction Park and Accident Park — was ‘Lord of the Flies’ with a Jersey twist and a higher death count

Racial Justice

Every Plantation in the Country Should Be Turned Into a Slavery Museum

Today, they’re either tourist traps or the backdrop for weddings. But like Auschwitz and the sites of other concentration camps in Europe, they need to serve a much bigger purpose — making sure that America never forgets the horror of slavery.

There’s No Bigger Loser Than a Racist ‘Star Wars’ Fan

Anyone harassing Black actors for joining the franchise is in desperate need of an actual life

Even Nicholas Fuentes’ Friends Are Calling Him Out on His Bullshit

Why is the white nationalist losing some of his best men? Blame it on dishonesty, infighting and the burden of working with a volatile man-child of a leader

Style

The Ultimate Male Slut Guide to Getting Dressed This Summer

You thought all you needed to do was show a little skin, didn’t you, you little slut? But real summer sluts know that exposing a hunk of thigh meat is only the half of it

Men Who Don’t Wear Socks Are Hoes

As TikTokers have recently been pointing out, there’s nothing less trustworthy than a man who slides his sweaty, bare feet into his loafers and thinks he’s fashionable

The Ecstasy of Making Lowball Offers on Grailed

Everyone loves a good deal, but for these Grailed buyers, savings for high-end secondhand goods is just icing on the cake. Because for them, there’s no better way to blow off some steam and incite a little harmless chaos in the process

The Manosphere

These Virgins Hold a Pretty Low Opinion of ‘Sex Havers’

While craving close contact themselves, some inexperienced adults have developed weird stereotypes about everyone who bangs

A 16-Year-Old Repeatedly Rejected a Coworker’s Advances. Then, Police Say, He Murdered Her

It’s one of a number of recent stories of entitled men throughout the world taking revenge on women who rebuff them romantically — violent retribution that incel forums cheer on from afar

‘Incel Pickup Lines’ Is the Final Frontier of Crowdsourced Cringe

These gimmick accounts serve up humiliation, but with diminishing returns

Entertainment

Decades Ago, ‘The Deer Hunter’ Taught Us That ‘God Bless America’ Means Nothing

Today’s pathetic public singalong by House Democrats in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade evoked memories of the 1978 Best Picture-winner, which illustrated the hollowness of patriotic anthems at times of national crisis

Taika Waititi Says He Would Be ‘Depriving Humanity’ If He Censored Thor’s Butt

There will be no blurring of Chris Hemsworth’s ass in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ — the world needs those sweet cheeks too badly

Elvis Presley Isn’t the Subject of ‘Elvis.’ We Are

The Baz Luhrmann drama is told from the perspective of Presley’s unscrupulous manager Colonel Tom Parker, which underlines the secret theme of so many artist biopics: Our fascination with being in the proximity of greatness

LGBTQ

The Ins and Outs of Christina Aguilera’s Humongous Pride Dildo

At last weekend’s L.A. Pride, the singer wore a honkin’ green sparkly dong during her performance, quite literally rocking out with her cock out

These Collectors Used American Girl Dolls for a Homophobic Hate Campaign

The coordinated Instagram posts were part of a broader anti-LGBTQ effort to ‘reclaim the rainbow’

Anti-LGBTQ Backlash Is Starting to Sound Like ‘Gay Replacement Theory’

An uptick in people identifying as queer or trans has doubters claiming ‘social contagion’

Health

Achoo, Baby: The People Who Sneeze or Sniffle When They’re Aroused

For most people, being turned on is demonstrated via hardness or wetness. But for those with honeymoon rhinitis or sexually induced sneezing, it’s a feeling best conveyed with snot

You Can Blame Your Terrible Dance Moves on Your Genetics

A new study found a genetic link to your ability to move to the rhythm of music in time. So basically, ‘rolling the dice’ or ‘reeling in the fish’ is in your DNA

Should I Be Stretching Before Bed?

It certainly sounds like a glass of warm milk for my aching body before I hit the hay

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Relationships

Breaking Up After a Wedding Is the Most Relatable Thing Kendall Jenner Has Ever Done

If you’re one of the millions of people who’s gone to a wedding with their partner and realized you’re wrong together, join the Kendall Jenner club

How Farts Became the Sweet Smell of a Successful Relationship

These days, letting an air biscuit fly in front of a significant other is noxious in fumes only. If anything, it’s now the true mark of intimacy, comfort and stability

When Hot People Date Other Hot People They Become Hot Power Couples

A new study from the University of Missouri suggests that those with partners who are seen as just as attractive as them are more likely to have a successful relationship

Life in a Pandemic

All the Luxury Items PPP Scammers Bought with Taxpayer Dollars

Not everyone who received pandemic relief through the Paycheck Protection Program was planning to keep businesses afloat through an unprecedented time. Instead, some defrauded the government out of millions and blew it on Lamborghinis and Rolexes

Can Low Testosterone Make You More Susceptible to Severe COVID Symptoms?

The connection between COVID and testosterone has been all over the map since the pandemic began. But a new study may have found some promising answers

For Some People, Face Masks Are Staying on to Cover Their Insecurities

‘I’m an introvert to my core and I love the superpower the mask gives me to feel invisible’

Money

Forget Gold, Stock and Bonds. Invest in Legos

A new study shows that their return is nothing to play around with — and almost better than anything else you can put your money in

How to Overcome a Big Financial Loss

Like other forms of trauma, it doesn’t matter how bad your past experiences with money have been, but how you cope and move forward

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Mental Health

Why Depression Can Wipe Your Memory Clean

When you’re depressed, it becomes increasingly difficult to remember things, especially happy memories. And if that wasn’t enough of a bummer, certain antidepressants that improve your mood can make your memory even worse

The Curious Case of Cliovana, the Clit Therapy That Claims to Revolutionize Female Pleasure

CEO Greg MacDonald says the new tech has changed thousands of women’s lives, but there’s plenty to be skeptical about when such buzzy new treatments are motivated as much by profit as they are closing the orgasm gap

The Great Boreout: How Boredom Can Cause Burnout, Too

Although burnout is typically associated with demanding and stressful work, boring jobs can be just as mentally draining, and lead to what experts refer to as ‘boreout’

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Food

What Sweet Pleasures Are Mixed Together to Create a Bratwurst?

I’ve eaten at least six in a sitting, so I might as well know exactly what I shoved down my gullet

You Can Take Your Homemade Hamburger Buns and Stick Them Up Your Ass

If you have the time, money and delusion to spend all day making homemade buns you could have bought at the store for 50 cents, I’m not coming to your BBQ

What Type of Bread Should I Use for My Panini?

Baguette? Sourdough? There are too many options, and my sandwich needs to be smashed together already

True Crime

The ‘Overseas General’ Romance Scam That Conned Elderly Women Out of A Million Dollars

A 51-year-old Nigerian man convinced numerous widows throughout the U.S. that he was an American general who needed their money to help get him out of the Middle East — and into their arms

In ‘Keep Sweet,’ Rachel Dretzin Gives the Horrifying Story of Warren Jeffs a New Perspective: A Woman’s

The documentarian talks about what she wanted to avoid while making her hit Netflix series, the strange anti-charisma of this polygamous cult leader and why the future of FLDS should make everyone nervous

Million Dollar Fakes: The Lucrative World of Counterfeit Basquiats

A recent FBI investigation has raised questions about the authenticity of 25 paintings alleged to be works of Basquiat. As it turns out, fake Basquiats aren’t uncommon in the fine art market — and they’ve cost trusting customers some serious cash

Oral History

It’s Go Time! An Oral History of Izzy Mandelbaum, Seinfeld’s Octogenarian Macho Man

‘Seinfeld’ writers reflect on the elderly fitness king, one of the greatest characters on the show and the final television role of the iconic Lloyd Bridges

A Hugh Jass Oral History of ‘Flaming Moe’s,’ Everyone’s Favorite ‘Simpson’s’ Episode

The episode — made famous for its burning cough syrup cocktail concoction — was the first example of a truly classic ‘Simpson’s’ installment

A Ballsy Oral History of the Life-Saving Deadpool Testicular Cancer PSA

In 2016, a cheeky ‘Deadpool’ ad taught millions of men how to check their ‘smooth criminals’ for testicular cancer. Years later, many men says it saved their lives