Chris O'Connell is a journalist in Austin, Texas. His work has appeared in Texas Monthly, Men's Health, Popula and Columbia Journalism Review.
How Paris Hilton Revolutionized the Boyfriend Accessory
In the 2000s, Hilton’s roster of famous paramours — dirtbags, smut peddlers, punks and Greek shipping heirs — was a manifestation of her brand-building genius
The Eternal Mystery of Men Pissing in Closets
It’s a tale as old as time. Every man on the planet has a story about inventing a toilet that’s far from the bathroom. But why is it always the closet?
Inside Facebook’s Underground Market for Rare Meat
On invite-only Facebook pages, people gamble real money on the prospect of winning impossible-to-score goods — like an Iberian octopus and A5 Wagyu beef