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Peppa Pig Is a Queer Icon, and It’s Time We All Stan Our Queen

I don’t deserve to don Peppa Pig’s likeness. I’m only 5-foot-11 on a good day, while my queen stands at 7-foot-1; my singing voice is…

The Electrifying Rise and Fall of Tazer Ball — As Told by One of the Sport’s First Stars

For a brief moment in 2012, it looked like Ultimate Tazer Ball was the next big thing. Maybe it was the pure outlandishness of the…

The Die-Hard Chicago Bears Fans Who Watch ‘Very Cavallari’ Every Week

As far back as he can remember, Adam, a 40-year-old Chicago native, has watched every Bears football game. But since last year, he’s got a…

How ‘Ireland Simpsons Fans’ Saved the Soul of Their Favorite Show

I’ve spent decades obsessively watching The Simpsons, and I’ve lost count of the pieces I’ve written on it. Just in my time at MEL, I’ve…