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The Alt-Comedy Show That Made Patton Oswalt and Bob Odenkirk (Among Others) Better Men

I’m in the balcony of the stunning Spanish Gothic-style United Artists movie palace in Downtown L.A. — built in 1927 but now known as the… 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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I Lived Where Wild Turkeys Ruled the Town

Popular legend has it that Benjamin Franklin wanted a turkey, not a bald eagle, to appear on the Great Seal of the United States, serving…

How to Get Someone to Leave Without Looking Like a Dick

As we near that time of year where you feel socially obligated to invite some friends and family over to your house, for no other…

Ranking Pies by How (Un)healthy They Are

So you made it through Thanksgiving dinner without falling into food coma, which means you must have room for a slice (or two) of pie….

The Novel Teaching Men What It’s like to Be a Woman, Music in 8D and Why Your Plane Ticket Costs So Much

I know what I’m doing to pass the time in between my parents asking about who I’m dating and eating myself into a tryptophan-induced bliss…

All the Reasons Why Guys Jerk Off With Their Non-Dominant Hand

I’m not usually one to disagree with Pee-Wee Herman, but I call ‘em like I see ‘em. Back in 2010, Paul Reubens gave an interview…

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.