Chris O'Connell

Chris O'Connell is a journalist in Austin, Texas. His work has appeared in Texas Monthly, Men's Health, Popula, and Columbia Journalism Review. You can follow him on Twitter at @theechrisoc.

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Inside Facebook’s Underground Market for Rare Meat

Late last month, a Facebook user posted a stock image of a charred tentacle resting on a grill, with a prompt to the nearly 4,500…

An Oral History of Showtime’s ‘Red Shoe Diaries’

In the late 1980s, Showtime was in a bind. The rise of VHS rentals had slowed the steady growth of premium cable networks for both…

The Pre-Internet Phenomenon of Boys Hiding Their Porn in the Woods

I grew up in a New Jersey suburb called Basking Ridge, so named, we were told in elementary school, by the British Presbyterians who bought…