Adam Elder is a writer in San Diego. He's also written for Esquire and WIRED magazines, VICE, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, newyorker.com and elsewhere.
The Muddy History of Men Placing Their Jackets Over Puddles for Their Ladies
It’s thought to be the height of chivalry, but does the gesture hold any water?
The Highly Profitable Economics of Cheap Flip-Flops
How much do those ubiquitous foam and plastic flip-flops actually cost to make?
Three Military Experts on the Inspired Madness of G.I. Joe Toys
Missiles on everything. Planes and helicopters brighter than 1980s skateboard graphics. No armor. But are G.I. Joe and Cobra vehicles really that dumb? (Yes.)