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What Do We Do About the Sex Traffickers Who Were Trafficked Themselves?

Sex-trafficking survivor Shandra Woworuntu has a very good memory. She remembers everything that happened to her, “exactly as it happened,” during the part of her… 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 Pleasure of Deeply Mediocre B-Movies Like ‘21 Bridges’

21 Bridges is an utterly disposable B-movie that very few people would care about except for the fact that it stars Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman…

The Eternal Temptation of the ATM Heist

“That is our future behind us, baby! That is our future behind us!” shouts Anthony Anderson’s J.D. as he drags an ATM on a chain…

I’ll Spend Less on Dining Out When I’m Dead

Listen: I’m depressed and have limited economic prospects, so I absolutely will be going out to eat this weekend. “MaYbE yOu’D hAvE bEtTeR eCoNoMiC pRoSpEcTs…

Hunter Biden Is the Chaotic, Horny Failson We Deserve

Joe Biden — and I cannot stress this enough — should not be president. He’s creepy, out of touch, not the working-class guy he pretends…

The Mayo Steak Is Here to Bless Your Tongue and Curse Your Arteries

For years, I’d heard the whispers. Now it’s out of the dark. This is the year of Mayo Steak. And for some, there will be…

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.

Chris Bourn

Chris Bourn is a writer and editor who has writed and edited for many a title, including British Maxim and Time Out. He does stories for MEL covering health, happiness, and how things came to be.

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.

Adam Elder

Adam Elder is a writer in San Diego. He hates author bios, so this is all you get.

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.

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.’

Isabelle Kohn

Isabelle Kohn is an L.A.-based sex and relationships journalist, educator and consultant who has written for Playboy, Broadly, InStyle and Harper's Bazaar. Sometimes she'll write about other stuff like science and health and Bill Clinton if you triple-dog-dare her, though.

Ian Lecklitner

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

Quinn Myers

Quinn Myers is a staff writer at MEL. According to his editor, you can find him "lurking in the darkest corners of the internet."

Tasha Reign

Tasha Reign is an adult actress and patron of the art of dating, love, and everything sex related. She has given a decade of her life to the sex industry and gone on enough dates for all of Los Angeles combined. Ask her your questions and she'll do personal research to provide her best answers. She can be reached at Tashareign1@gmail.com.

Mike Sager

Mike Sager is a bestselling author and award-winning reporter. He’s been called “the Beat poet of American journalism.” For more than forty years he has worked as a writer for the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, GQ and Esquire. A founding editor of MEL Magazine, he is the author of 12 books. A number of films and documentaries have been based on his work. For more info see www.TheSagerGroup.net.

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.

Erin Taj

Taj is the Art Director and resident Astrologer at MEL. She’s worked with Nike, UPROXX, Taschen, Red Bull, New Balance, and other brands as an art director, graphic designer, illustrator, and producer. She was born and raised in Los Angeles. She's a Leo, does jiujitsu, and has a giant bully pit-bull named Roxanne who's completely useless.

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.