long-reads

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

We get it: Most of the year, you only have the time (and energy) to skim an article long enough to get the gist of…

Is Spikeball Too Bro-Tastic for the Big Leagues?

I’m in a park in Charleston, South Carolina, sweating heavily in front of a bunch of dudes I’ve never met, when a middle-aged man stops…

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

Bad movies come out all the time, and most of them are totally forgettable. But every once in a while, one comes along that’s notable…

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

They say ambition can kill. Well, so can criminal negligence. And so can the limitless potential of a young man whose criminality goes unpunished. This…