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The Sick Hellscape of Tortilla Chip Injuries

What happens when your chips bite back? From broken teeth to a ripped esophagus, a sharp Tostito is an oral accident waiting to happen

ASMR Videos Join the Fight for Black Lives — One Whisper at a Time

Inside the rise of the ASMR protest video

How Good Is the Actual Karate in ‘The Karate Kid’ and ‘Cobra Kai’? We Asked a Master

Sorry, but Daniel-san’s fighting stance is utter shit

The Terrifying Truth About Young People and Colon Cancer

Chadwick Boseman’s death shed light on the spiking rates of early onset colon cancer. But the reality remains that our healthcare system is not set up to catch these cases when they’re actually curable

With an Army of Sex Soldiers, a Thai King Makes His Great Escape

King Rama X turned his royal consorts into a militarized force and fled the country for Germany. But in the midst of a pandemic and intensifying unrest at home, how long can pleasure win out?

The Legal Loopholes That Get Guns Into Students’ Hands

How do schoolkids get access to deadly weaponry in the first place — and what can be done? Universal background checks only go so far

Kevin Costner Was the Biggest Star in the World. Then Madonna Cut Him Down to Size.

The ‘Dances With Wolves’ Oscar-winner made the mistake of describing her 1990 concert as “neat” in ‘Truth or Dare.’ That awkward moment came to define a way of seeing his onscreen earnestness.

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The Masochists Who Smack Their Funny Bone for Pleasure

These dudes have come up with the best ways to strike their funny bones for optimal pleasure, and my brain can’t handle this shit anymore

Wow, Apparently Companies Invented Everything to Make More Money

Capitalism is an even bigger scam than I realized

The Beautiful, Insane World of ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ Parody Flags

The Gadsden flag is a new right-wing symbol and left-wing meme. Why can’t anyone figure out what it actually means?

Culture

There’s Something About Home Depot’s 12-Foot Skeleton

A harbinger of Halloween is haunting the American subconscious

‘The Boys in the Band’ Is a Love Story About the Dysfunctional Families We Create With Our Friends

This Netflix adaptation of the landmark 1968 play about a group of gay New York men is acidic and bruising, but underneath it’s about how communities take care of one another when the outside world shuns them.

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Entertainment

Which ‘Masked Singer’ Mask Is the Most COVID-Safe?

Stop with the face shields. Dress as a two-headed owl instead

‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Turns the Killing of Shanann Watts Into a Queasy Found-Footage Documentary

The Netflix film draws from text messages, Facebook posts and other media to tell the story of Watts and her daughters’ murder. Rather than providing insight, though, it becomes an uncomfortable exercise in rubbernecking.

The Terrible, Terrible Movies We Still Ride For

Take a glimpse into our secret cinematic shame

Protests

Portland Exposes How Freely Police Kill Leftists — Like Black Panther Fred Hampton

Over and over, our justice system fails to actually uphold the principle that people are innocent until proven guilty

America Needs a General Strike. The NBA Just Paved the Way.

There’s a movement growing beyond pro ball. It’s worked before. Here’s what it’d look like now.

As COVID Deaths Mount, Prison Wives Are Fighting to Save the Men They Love

With the penal system as callous as ever and coronavirus ravaging California prisons, they fear they’re the only thing standing between life and death for their husbands

LGBTQ

Gay Cottagecore Is Now Mainstream. It All Started With Hozier.

In Hozier’s work, there is space for supernatural love, violent revolution and the chance to heal — all things that can seem desperately out of reach for queer youth

‘Breeder’ Jokes Are Taking Over TikTok, and I Want My Queer Slang Back

The term ‘breeder’ existed long before Zoomers on TikTok discovered it

How ‘A Simple Favor’ Became a Queer Cult Classic

Now streaming, Paul Feig’s campy thriller is getting its due — two years too late

Health

It’s Literally Raining Plastic. How Screwed Are We?

Microplastics are carried through the rain and water cycle, winding up in rural national parks. Will our tap water stay safe to drink?

The Death of the Morning Person

The pre-pandemic world favored early risers, but we’re all now resting more than ever. Is that a sign of depression — or is it maybe a good thing?

What Am I Supposed to Do If I Need to Sneeze While Wearing a Mask?

The etiquette isn’t all that different from what it was pre-COVID

Early Aughts

What Kids Did All Day in the Year 2000

The youth of today want to know how we passed the time before smartphones

The Humbling of Dane Cook

In 2005, there was no bigger influence on guy culture than Dane Cook, the king of obnoxious bro comedy. But his hard fall from grace was anything but a failure

Was Dave Chappelle Crazy, or Were We?

When the comedian vanished in 2005, he gave up superstardom and a $50 million contract. White America called him crazy. But there’s another side to his story — about race, mental health and a priceless taste of freedom — that everyone seemed to miss.

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Always Pee in the Pool

Let it go — you know you want to

Pop-Tarts Should Never Be Toasted

It’s a boxed pastry. There’s no need to get fancy with a bougie-ass char

The Water Park Is the Beach You’re Looking For

Sure, there’s a lot of piss. But there’s also a lot of fun to be had in that piss.

Relationships

Don’t Men Worry About Their Fertility, Too?

While women are socialized to fear a ‘ticking biological clock,’ their male partners have their own set of anxieties about their ability to father children — and the manhood they’ve lost if they can’t

Feast Your Eyes on the Perfect Pre-Sex Meal

The only thing worse than fucking on a full stomach is fucking on an empty one

How Recently Divorced Men Reinvigorate Their Style

In short: With unbuttoned shirts, band tees and lots of jewelry

Latest on Coronavirus

What Exactly Is an Inhalable Vaccine, and How Can I Get One?

Even if you hate flu shots, you have no excuse this year

The Road Warriors Who Long to Be Back on an Airplane

For most of us, the airport and being crammed into a middle seat is an inconvenience. But for these travel pros, it’s their identity.

Under Cover With the Stars of Mask and Glove Porn

No glove, no love: PPE porn is a novel breed of erotic video that’s exploded in pandemic popularity — giving adult performers a new way to spice things up

Money

Our Very American Hatred of Taxes

Making electoral hay out of Trump’s fishy accounting is harder than it looks

Quibi’s Billion-Dollar Failure Is an American Failure

The startup squandered a pile of cash that would wipe out student lunch debt in America — with lots of change left over

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Wellness

When You See Yourself in a Dream, Don’t Lose Sleep Over It

Yeah, it’s scary to suddenly experience your subconscious in the third person. Just remember your brain is literally just messing around

Inside the Colorful World of Rainbowcore

Becoming a human rainbow is one way to cope with our increasingly bleak world

Is Prebiotic Fiber Something I Should Be Worrying About?

If you eat your fruits and veggies like you’re supposed to, then you’re probably just fine

Ultimate Summer Movie Guide

Oh No! You’re a Terrible Labor Day Movie!

‘Mulan’ and ‘Tenet’ are exciting film options for the holiday weekend, but normally this is when studios quietly bury their worst offerings

In 2004, ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ Became the Mostly Unlikely Summer Blockbuster Ever

Michael Moore didn’t want George W. Bush to win a second presidential term. So he decided to make a documentary about him. It turned into a sensation, but it failed in its mission.

‘RoboCop 2,’ ‘Cars 3’ and the Summer Sequels That Were One Too Many

Hollywood studios will keep milking their most popular franchises until audiences stop showing up. Here’s a salute to the misfires that ended up being deal-breakers.

Food

What’s the Healthiest Yogurt? Let’s Rank Them All and Find Out

Greek? Australian? Frozen? Prepare to get gurted.

Is Multigrain Bread Actually as Good a Food for You as Everyone Thinks?

More grains = more health… right?

Restaurant Food Challenges and the Brave Eaters Who Lived to Tell the Tale

No one knows exactly why some Americans feel compelled to binge-eat on a stage in front of other diners — but we can’t look away

True Crime

‘The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius’ Grapples With a Murder Whose Motives Remain Murky

The champion South African paralympian was an international feel-good story. Then in 2013 he shot to death his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Was it premeditated or an accident? A new ESPN documentary argues that, either way, it’s a tragedy.