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The Unheard History of Bodybuilding Forums, as Told by the Trolls and Counter-Trolls Who Made Them Huge

Once upon a time, the forums associated with sites like Muscular Development and Bodybuilding.com offered users everything they could have wanted: an opportunity to interact…

The Woman Who Wrote the Book on ‘Doing Nothing’ on Why Inactivity Is the Only Thing That Can Save Us

“Did you just open Slack?” a new acquaintance asked me on a recent Friday night. “Yes,” I retorted sheepishly. Sadly, this scenario isn’t unique to…

Why So Much Hate for the Instagram Model?

Earlier this month, Josh Ostrovsky, an Instagram celebrity more commonly known as The Fat Jew, mocked the Instagram models affected by the platform’s 10-hour outage….

How I Became the Muslim Punching Bag for the U.K.’s Racist Far Right

There’s a popular right-wing trope online about the U.K., which alleges that the police spend more time investigating tweets than they do knife crime. In…