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A Brit’s Guide to the 2018 World Cup (for Americans Who Don’t Give a Shit)

It feels pointless to try and convince y’all to call soccer “football,” or insist you revere the World Cup as “the World’s Greatest Sporting Event.”…

Where We’re at With the ‘Why Do Slavs Squat’ Meme

In 2012, from the depths of 4chan’s international board, we were introduced to the stereotypical and satirical catchphrase “Why Do Slavs Squat”? The phrase was…

Why Are We Still Boiling Lobsters Alive?

The Swiss government recently banned the common culinary practice of plunging live lobsters into boiling water. According to Swiss public broadcaster RTS, the new measure…

Ai Weiwei on His New Doc and the Plight of the Refugee

Sixty-year-old Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous artist and dissident, has some thoughts about the new social credit system his homeland has devised to rate its…