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.

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Killer Mike on Anarchy, Bernie, Keanu, the Parkland Kids and Why Gun Control Is Inherently Racist

When James Baldwin spoke at San Francisco State College on October 22nd, 1960, he attempted to warn the nation about what he sensed was coming…

A New Generation of Eco-Terrorists Are Killing People to Save the Earth

On the fourth day of this year, sometime around noon, Rolando Torres stood at a roundabout in Santiago, Chile, with his wife Magaly del Carmen…

The Dark Secrets of Nepal’s Famous Buddha Boy

Long before Ram Bahadur Bomjon claimed to be the reincarnated Buddha, he was just a simple, strange 15-year-old who left his Nepalese village to meditate…