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.

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The Infuriating Saga of the $15 Ballpark Beer

Ain’t nothing like going to a live game: The smell of the field; the excitement of the fans around you; and of course, the sensation…

What Is the ‘Sourtoe Cocktail,’ and Does Drinking One Make Me a Cannibal?

There are a lot of gross cocktails out there: There’s Chica, made from corn and human spit; there’s the Gilpin Family Whisky, made from the…

Inside the World of People Who Film Animals Boning — For Science

“I did it with an old, fifth-generation iPhone touch,” explains Scott Villa, an evolutionary biologist who made headlines as an undergrad for an experiment that…