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When YouTube Red-Pills the Love of Your Life

Sarah clearly remembers the moment she lost the love of her life to the “Red Pill.” She was sitting inside a dark closet next to… Read More

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Movies On, In and Under the Water

Hey Aquaman, you’re not the first guy to take to the water and make a movie out of all that swimming. In fact, if you…

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The ‘666’ Rule, the Straight Men Who Love Male Porn Stars and How to Last Longer in Bed

You could read this piece on tips and tricks for lasting longer in bed, courtesy of sex coach (and friend of MEL) Sunny Rodgers. You’d…

The Odds Are Pretty Good You’ll Die of an Opioid Overdose — So What Now?

In October 2017, President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. But alas, the problem only seems to be getting worse:…

How Do You Know When You’re Done with Therapy?

It’s pretty easy to tell when you’re done with most medical treatments: You either finish the prescribed medication, or whatever it was that was oozing/bleeding/itching/flaking…

Why These Straight Guys Are So Devoted to Their Favorite Male Porn Stars

Burke, a 23-year-old man in Ohio who watches straight-oriented porn, has a favorite adult performer: Peter North, a 61-year-old Canadian-American who’s appeared in more than…

The Wrinkly, Decrepit History of the Geezer Buddy Comedy

In the early 1970s, Neil Simon was revisiting several ideas for plays that he had started only to abandon. One of them seemed to have…

Contributors

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.

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.

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

Andrew Fiouzi

Andrew Fiouzi is a staff writer at 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.

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.

Madeleine Holden

Madeleine Holden is a lawyer and freelance writer based between Berlin and New Zealand. She writes about relationships, sex, gender and whatever the hell else she feels like for MEL.

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.

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.’

Ian Lecklitner

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

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."

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.

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.

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.