geopolitics

In a 17th-Century Castle, the World’s Grandest War Game Comes to Life

The people tasked with saving the world are squatting around high-powered computers set up on wooden tables in an old Polish castle named Moszna, moving…

Why Do We Think Muslims Don’t Wipe Their Asses?

From getting it, to eating it, to having it, welcome to Ass Week, MEL’s weeklong exploration of the body part du jour. Growing up as a…

The Angler Gangsters Getting Rich Off Fish Bladders — The Cocaine of the Sea

Oscar Parra Aispuro, aka “El Parra,” is an alleged hitman for the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico. The cartel, however, has fallen onto hard times recently…

The Men Around the World Who Live in the Shadow of Government Oppression

The village of Min Gyi erupted with the staccato blast of rifle fire early on the morning of August 30, 2017, startling everyone awake. The…