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Sex, Lies and Cheap Cologne: An Oral History of Abercrombie & Fitch’s Softcore Porn Mag

The story of how an oversexed, strangely intellectual magazine by a polo shirt brand completed the improbable task of changing the course of sexuality in America’s malls, homes and moose-print boxers

How Adrienne Miller Made It in the 1990s Heyday of the Postmodern Lit Bro

The former ‘Esquire’ literary editor and author of the new memoir ‘In the Land of Men’ didn’t just tangle with the snobbish masculinity of that era’s literary scene, but also with its infamous poster boy — David Foster Wallace

The Not-So-Secret Fandom of Gay Men Who Love ‘Playgirl’

‘Playgirl was a really special part of some gay men’s sexual development’

The MEL Team’s Favorite Stories From 2018

This is the first time we’ve actually said something nice about one another

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