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Goats Are All The Rage Right Now

I’m in the midst of an hourlong yoga class at Laughing Frog Yoga in Santa Monica, during which a pair of 15-pound white baby Nigerian. Read More

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The Movie Deaths That Put Michael Myers to Shame

This weekend sees the return (again) of Michael Myers, the homicidal maniac who first tortured Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie character way back in 1978. And…

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Memes Are Poisoning Our Youth and We Must Stop Them at All Costs

We have never wanted for a moral panic over “kids these days.” If it’s not heavy metal music laced with Satanic messages, it’s hyper-violent video…

What’s in This?: Hot Pockets

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…

Mim Shaikh’s ‘Finding Dad’ and Absentee Fathers in South Asian Families

For all of 27-year-old Mim Shaikh’s accomplishments — his resume boasts a collection of high-profile BBC radio and TV gigs — a dark question has…

The World’s Worst Pizza, Handjobs by Lisa Rinna and Big Bird’s Dark Side

How’s everyone’s weekend so far? Feeling the Sunday Scaries coming on? Well, if you care about not slipping into madness any more than you already…

The Very Sunday Best of the Viral ASMR Nun

Did you ever think pretending to be sick with the bubonic plague in the 14th century while a nun charged you for her bedside care…


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.

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

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.