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How the Alt-Right Infiltrated Architecture Twitter — And Turned Notre-Dame Into a Political Lightning Rod

As the once-magnificent spire of Notre-Dame de Paris burned last week, some on Twitter lamented that the moment marked the end of Western civilization. Unsurprisingly,…

‘Fellas, Is It Gay to Use a Step Stool?’

I knew a guy in college — short at 5-foot-4, though he still referred to himself as “average-sized” — who went to the hospital because…

In the Future, We’ll All Be Living in Houses Made of Piss

There’s an entirely new environmental reason to let it mellow if it’s yellow: According to a report in The Guardian, students in South Africa have…

Watch Shit Blow Up With Us—It’s Fun

A few weeks ago, the long-abandoned building that stood next to the MEL offices finally succumbed to the destructive power of an excavator’s power shovel….