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How One Low-Budget Thriller Got the World of Camming Right

In the unnerving new psychological horror film Cam, which comes to Netflix this Friday (and will be playing in select theaters), a young woman named Alice (Madeline. Read More

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Aunt Viv’n: All the Movie and TV Characters Who Have Been Replaced By Different Actors

On the surface, The Girl in the Spider’s Web doesn’t look that much different than The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Even its star Claire…

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A People’s History of the ‘Slav Squat’

Probably without you noticing it, you’ve acquired this stereotype of a young Russian man. He favors Adidas tracksuits, newsboy hats and pointed leather shoes. He…

Getting the Boot from Dennis Hof’s Memorial, the Hustle-Porn Hustle and Autocunnilingus

Sometimes I take a look at my life and I wonder if the drinking, adipose tissue and cardio allergy are all check-boxes on the “needs…

‘Asshole’ Is Officially Passé: Let’s Bring Back These Old-Timey Insults Instead

In recent decades, humans have largely resorted to four-letter words to slander one another, which is too bad when you consider the much more thoughtful…

Can a Woman Actually Go Down on Herself?

Men have a lot of questions about their girlfriends. A search of “What would you do if your girlfriend…” autofills with a few fun searches,…

What’s in This?: Milk

We’re often told that you should never eat anything (or put anything on your body) if you don’t recognize everything on the ingredients list. But…

Contributors

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is MEL’s resident tank-top dirtbag, shitposter and meme expert. He’s also the author of the novel ‘Ivyland’ and a story collection, ‘True False.’

Tracy Moore

Tracy Moore is a staff writer at MEL. She covers all the soft sciences like psychology, sex, relationships and parenting, but since this is a men’s magazine, occasionally the hard ones. Formerly at Jezebel.

Quinn Myers

Quinn Myers is a Big Time Scorpio. According to his editor, you can find him "lurking in the darkest corners of the internet."

Ian Lecklitner

Ian Lecklitner is a staff writer at MEL Magazine. He mostly writes about everyone's favorite things: Sex, drugs and food.

Andrew Fiouzi

Andrew Fiouzi is a staff writer at MEL.

C. Brian Smith

C. Brian Smith writes hard-hitting gonzo features for MEL, whether it be training with a masturbation coach, receiving psycho corporal treatment from a spank therapist, or embarking on a week-long pleasure cruise with 75 Santa Clauses following their busy season.

Hussein Kesvani

Hussein Kesvani is the UK and Europe editor of MEL and writes features on technology, subcultures and identity

Eddie Kim

Eddie Kim is a features writer based in Los Angeles, covering social and cultural issues for MEL.

Tim Grierson

Tim Grierson is a contributing editor at MEL. He writes about film and pop culture for Screen International, Rolling Stone and Vulture.

Tierney Finster

Tierney Finster is a journalist, screenwriter, actor and model from Los Angeles, California. She is a contributing writer at MEL, specializing in love, sex, mental health, drugs, queer culture and the cannabis industry. She has written for publications such as Playboy, Purple, Dazed and Confused, Jezebel and Broadly and was the key researcher behind Sex On, HBO’s revival its iconoclastic docu-series Real Sex

Brian VanHooker

Brian VanHooker is a writer at MEL. He is the co-creator of the John O'Hurley pilot ‘The Tramp’ and co-created 'Barnum & Elwood.’ He also hosts a TMNT interview podcast.

Magdalene Taylor

Magdalene Taylor is an editorial assistant and contributor at MEL. She loves Korn, Juggalos, and being a dumb bitch. She lives in LA but is from God's country, Western Massachusetts.

Oliver Lee Bateman

Oliver Bateman is a contributing writer to MEL Magazine. He writes about the extreme sides of fitness, the weirder sides of MMA and pro wrestling, and the unorthodox lifestyles of professional athletes. His writing on these topics has appeared in publications such as the Paris Review, the Atlantic, and the New Republic. Ever since he was a little kid, he's been really good at exercising.

Haley Hamilton

Haley Hamilton is a Boston-based bartender. She writes The Shakes, MEL's weekly column dedicated to drinks, booze, bar culture and sometimes other vices. She enjoys cocktails, mezcal, yoga and fucking with the patriarchy.