long-reads

The Best Original Features You Missed When You Weren’t Following MEL

You’re on vacation, so treat yourself to a couple thousand words on the Rock's stunt double (and cousin!)

Is Spikeball Too Bro-Tastic for the Big Leagues?

The ‘volleyball for bros’ has a fratty diehard fandom—which might be its greatest liability, too

It’s Glorious to Watch Tom Hardy Go Full ‘Serious Actor’ in the Awful ‘Venom’

Plus some other random thoughts about the new Tom Hardy superhero film

He Was an Infamous College Hacker. Then a Bitcoin Millionaire. Now He’s Charged With ‘Depraved’ Murder.

Daniel Beckwitt’s genius mind couldn’t outrun his paranoia—about the government, about North Korea, about being followed—resulting in a crime so bizarre and brutal it’s almost impossible to believe that it really happened