Ashwin Rodrigues

Ashwin Rodrigues is a writer based in New York. He writes about culture, comedy, science and technology for MEL, McSweeney's, Vice, Vulture and other places. He sends his regards.

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How to Tell a #MeToo Joke Without Being a Dick

To understand comedian Ted Alexandro, you might start with his childhood in India, or his failed ’80s rap group, or even his viral moment excoriating…

Is This the End of the Visible Male Ankle?

A man’s ankle is disputed territory. As body parts go, it seems like the ankle would require a remarkable imagination and/or atypical proclivities in order…

The Credit Card Daredevils Who Risk It All for the Points Game

Gary seems normal enough. He’s a young professional. He has a girlfriend. (Single people are also normal, but what I mean is at least one…