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Why Are So Many Dudes Losing Their Shit Over 8D Audio?

It must’ve been late at night, somewhere on the verge of 2 or 3 a.m., that I stumbled onto a recommended video of “8D music”… Read More

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Heists With a Female Twist

Who says that only Frank Sinatra and George Clooney can put together a good heist? Certainly not Steve McQueen and Viola Davis, the director and…

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Heavy Breathing, Why You Shouldn’t Puff-Puff-Pass on Weed After Dinner and Beating Off at Home for the Holidays

Just a few more days until we can all un-cinch our belts and engorge ourselves on the greatest of American holidays, Thanksgiving. I’m making cornbread-andouille…

What Can I, an Average Guy Who Thinks He’s Married to the Wrong Person, Do Once I Realize I’m Definitely Married to the Wrong Person?

On the spectrum of mistakes made, ranging from, “Crap, I forgot to take out the trash,” to, “Fuck, did I just run over a cyclist…

If You Want to Be More Productive and Comfortable at the Office, Get on Your Knees

My posture sucks. If a camera is around and photos are being taken, I know how to elongate my neck, energize my fingertips and breathe…

The Undeniable Pleasure of Smoking Weed After Eating

Italians drink fernet. Parisians sip cognac. Spaniards turn to fortified wine. And in Southern California, we smoke joints. Weed as a digestif shouldn’t be so…

A Beginner’s Guide to Park Chan-wook, the Best Director You’re Not Talking About

Of the international auteurs most likely to adapt a John le Carré novel into a miniseries on BBC One and AMC, South Korea’s Park Chan-wook…


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.

Zaron Burnett III

Zaron Burnett is an investigative journalist and longform features writer based in Los Angeles. He covers culture, politics, race, and other perplexing mysteries 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.

Bridget Phetasy

Bridget Phetasy is a contributing writer at MEL. She formerly wrote for Playboy.

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.