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The Clothing Industry Is Spending Millions to Crack the Code of Virtual Fitting

Will the future of fashion look like a full-body scanner, a Sims-style avatar or something far more futuristic?

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The Never-Ending Marathon of Mr. Dharam Singh

This is the story of Dharampal Singh who, according to himself and four hastily arranged forms of ID, is 119 years old. While living that…

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In the Pandemic, OCD Is a Validating Blessing and Unremitting Curse

Some obsessive-compulsive cleaners finally feel recognized — but the nature of COVID-19 and quarantine has made many of their symptoms worse

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Changed What a Summer Blockbuster Could Be

Taking on ‘Superman Returns’ seemed risky at the time. But the fashion-world comedy helped expand the idea of what constitutes a summer tentpole — and it made Meryl Streep the queen of the multiplex.

Grilling Is Pointless. Just Cook in Your Kitchen.

For the love of God, it’s 100 degrees and you have a perfectly good oven indoors — you don’t have to do this to yourself

The Bullshit ‘Bad Apple’ Police Narrative, Reconciling Larry Kramer and the Latest Battle in the Great Dick Flap Wars

Saw a good tweet this morning: If you have 10 bad cops and 1,000 good cops, but those 1,000 good cops don’t turn in the…

Your Coach Was All Wrong About the Best Way to Catch Your Breath

Never let anyone mock you again for putting your hands on your knees when the good ol’ lungs need to replenish themselves

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 a sex and relationships journalist, educator and consultant who, for some reason, keeps writing about livestock instead. She writes features and long-form pieces for MEL, usually without the help of Clippy.

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. He reports on internet culture, technology, health, masculinity and the communities that flourish within.

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.

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.

Joseph Longo

Joseph Longo is a culture and entertainment journalist whose work has appeared in The Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly and more. He's still trying to understand what it means to be a Gemini Rising.

Lauren Vinopal

Lauren Vinopal is a writer and stand-up comedian based out of New York City, who writes mostly about health, science and men. She is the host of the Mid Riff Comedy Show in Brooklyn, a frequent podcast guest all over, and lives the life of a teen who looks like they haven’t slept in years.

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