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Esperanto Superfans Won’t Rest Until They’ve Achieved World Domination

When Robert Nielsen, a now-27-year-old Irishman, was traveling through Europe five years ago, he ran into language barriers everywhere. “I wanted to avoid the stereotype…

A Cultural History of the Celebrity Upskirt Shot

In the lively public sphere that is the bodybuilding.com forum, user cybersk8er confesses a personal desire. “If I see a hot chick with a skirt…

What the Dark New Trend of School Shooter Memes Can Teach Us About ‘Generation Lockdown’

Twenty years ago, the massacre at Columbine High School shattered a community, shocked the nation and launched innumerable myths around gun violence that persist to…

Here’s How ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Feel About Their Daenerys Tattoos After the Finale

Carlos, a 30-year-old in Georgia, was so excited about Game of Thrones that he decided out of nowhere to get a tattoo. He was at…