No Jokes, Period: A Polite Guy's Guide To A Girl's Time Of The Month

Sometimes the most basic piece of information is also the most helpful, and so, as we begin what I should warn you up front will be a long, intense treatise on this topic, let me tell you this: No two women's periods are alike. Our periods are as unique as we are, which, of course, makes understanding them even more… » 3/17/15 2:10pm 3/17/15 2:10pm

46 Times Vox Totally Fucked Up A Story

If you work in the media, you're going to get things wrong. Accuracy and timeliness are in conflict, and when you're dealing with vast amounts of information, accuracy will sometimes suffer. No one is happy about this, but it's how it is, and this is the tradeoff you implicitly accept when reading news. If you are… » 12/30/14 2:52pm 12/30/14 2:52pm

The Adult's Guide to Finding Drugs When You're Home for the Holidays

If you're old and no longer in touch with your high school buddies, there's one obvious problem with coming home for the holidays: You don't know where to buy drugs anymore. Fear not. We can get through this, together. » 11/25/14 11:19am 11/25/14 11:19am

How To Be A Soccer Fan

Towards the tail end of this past World Cup, more than a few readers emailed us looking for guidance on how to become a soccer fan. Never ones to disappoint our adoring readership, we've now obliged. Here's how we imagine that conversation would go. » 9/26/14 2:27pm 9/26/14 2:27pm

The Many Crimes Of Luis Suárez, Soccer's Notorious Supervillain

The beauty of the World Cup—for Americans, at least—is that it exposes so many viewers to the nuances and enjoyments of an unfamiliar sport. This tournament has awoken the typical American sports fan to jaw-dropping goals, spectacular individual displays, unbridled joy followed by crushing disappointment, and now,… » 6/24/14 7:18pm 6/24/14 7:18pm

The Non-Soccer Fan's Guide To The 2014 World Cup

We get it. Soccer is confusing, and it's hard to know where to start. You know what a big deal the World Cup is, and this is the year you're finally going to get into it, and then you check in over at Deadspin and, well, fuck no, you're not reading 3000 words about Algeria. Don't worry about it! This is just dudes… » 6/12/14 12:38pm 6/12/14 12:38pm

Atlético Madrid's Diego Simeone Is The World's Dopest Manager

Atlético Madrid and Barcelona are set to play the biggest league game in the history of the world today. Most of the cast in this production are well known—Barça are still Barça, though by all accounts their manager is not long for this city; we've touched on Atléti's players before—but the total badassery of the… » 5/17/14 10:00am 5/17/14 10:00am

GIF Explainers Explained, In Thomas Pynchon Explained In GIFs Form

As an Internet user, you're probably seeing an increasing number of GIF explainers lately, and also probably wondering what the deal is. They're pretty confusing, after all! The sites that run them just assume that you know what an animated image of the Insane Clown Posse has to do with scientists creating a new… » 5/08/14 6:59pm 5/08/14 6:59pm

Run The Jules: Your Guide To The USMNT's Newest (Maybe?) Star

During last night's USA-Mexico friendly, USMNT fans finally got a glimpse of Julian Green, the 18-year-old superstar-in-the-making(?) who spurned Germany to play for the US. The massive excitement at his arrival is matched only by the massive amount we don't know about him. Who is this guy? Is he really that good?… » 4/03/14 11:37am 4/03/14 11:37am

What Is The Nae Nae? A Necessary Explainer

Friday afternoon, Mercer beat Duke in the NCAA Tournament. More importantly, Bears guard Kevin Canevari was so excited about beating Duke that he started dancing, brilliantly. Some people asked what the fuck he was doing. Others in the know and/or on Black Twitter recognized it immediately: Canevari was dropping that… » 3/23/14 3:25pm 3/23/14 3:25pm

Is Danica Patrick Good Or Terrible? An Explainer

There is no race car driver that engenders as much debate as Danica Patrick. She's controversial when she crashes, she's controversial when she finishes. She's talked about on track and off. But is she good or does she suck? » 2/17/14 1:31pm 2/17/14 1:31pm

The Non-Skier's Guide To Ski Racing (And Ski Crashing)

Olympic skiing began this morning—men's downhill, airing on tape delay at 11 a.m.—and if you're like most viewers, you either watch the sport with quadrennial befuddlement or you change the channel entirely. As a former ski racer, and someone who started scooting around on skis at about the same time I was working out… » 2/09/14 10:30am 2/09/14 10:30am

Who Is The Greek Freak? Your Guide To The NBA's Coolest Rookie

Unless you are a big Milwaukee Bucks fan or a basketball nerd who lives on the internet, it's very likely that you have not yet been properly introduced to Giannis Antetokounmpo. It's time for that to change, because he is the most exciting rookie in the NBA. » 1/16/14 3:11pm 1/16/14 3:11pm

So Who's This Andrew Wiggins Kid? An Explainer

You've heard about him, and maybe watched this ridiculous YouTube video, or this one, or this one, or this one. He's Andrew Wiggins, the 18-year-old basketball phenom who's already been called the next LeBron James. Last May, Wiggins committed to the University of Kansas, where he'll likely stay for one year before… » 11/08/13 12:51pm 11/08/13 12:51pm

What's The Deal With The America's Cup? An Explainer

Don't be ashamed if the America's Cup, just hours away from completion, is only now popping up on your radar. This has been the longest, strangest, most controversial edition in the event's 162-year history. Here are answers to your most pressing questions so you can watch the final race like a pro. » 9/25/13 2:33pm 9/25/13 2:33pm

Can Mario Williams Get His Engagement Ring Back From His Ex?

Ah, every annoying property/contract student's favorite hypo: the engagement ring. What happens when a really expensive gift is made in contemplation of some future occurrence that never happens? » 5/06/13 9:32pm 5/06/13 9:32pm

Don't Let Driving Without A Steering Wheel Be The Next Stupid Trend

Hey, why is that guy driving his tuned Honda with the steering wheel taken off? Isn't that stupid dangerous? Allow me to me explain. » 4/18/13 6:18pm 4/18/13 6:18pm

Boston Marathon Bombings: What Happened And What Didn't

As with any crisis, early information is incomplete and sometimes outright wrong. The day after the Boston Marathon bombings, a clearer picture has emerged. Let's get up to speed with where things stand right now. » 4/16/13 2:49pm 4/16/13 2:49pm

The Solution To Football Withdrawal Is On Your Television This Weekend:…

For a certain brand of American sports fan, this has to be the worst weekend in sports. The NFL season is over, the NBA has hit its mid-schedule doldrums, and hockey is being played somewhere, we think. » 2/09/13 3:00pm 2/09/13 3:00pm