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.


Why Are Humans So Horny for Aliens?

Tonia, a 28-year-old student in L.A., is running me through her thoughts on having sex with aliens. “Obviously, the first factor is whether the alien…

The Cold, Sterile Art of Instagram Brotography

There’s a new way to lightly mock straight men, and it involves an Instagram aesthetic common to them. “If you ever want to see what…

The Not-Very-Nice Saga of How 69 Became the Nicest Number of All Time

In January 2018, Christopher J. Hale embarrassed himself on the internet. The former congressional candidate and political pundit quote-tweeted a breaking news story by the…