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An Evening at North America’s First Sex-Doll Brothel

Snow begins to fall over a remote, empty industrial park 30 miles north of Toronto as my Uber drives away. A long, two-story building houses… Read More

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Christmas Movies That Aren’t Typically Considered Christmas Movies (But Should Be)

We’ll see your argument about Die Hard and raise you these five other films. Sure, they’re not exactly Christmas movies in the traditional sense —…

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The Phenomenon of the Barren Bachelor Pad

When my wife and I split, I moved into the cheap back room of a Hollywood house. It was a shade of beige that reminded…

In the Near Future, Our Toilets Will Judge Us on the Quality of Our Poop

If you’ve ever taken a stomach-wrenching shit, stood up, examined said onyx-colored turd with your eyes and thought to yourself, “Well, that can’t be good,”…

Buff Short Kings Are Taking Over the Gym

John, a 42-year-old powerlifter living in California, is the 5-foot-5 jacked guy you see strutting around the gym — and he loves it. “I don’t…

Why We Get Too Old for Drugs

Along with everything else it entails, growing up, for most, means breaking up with your drug dealer, having realized that you no longer enjoy the…

No, You Don’t Have to Go Down on Her During a Hookup

The head game isn’t fair. We know from research that during casual hookups, women are twice as likely to go down on guys than the…

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.

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.