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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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How Body Brokers Make Money Harvesting Organs From Black People

A Philadelphia man was scavenging for metal on a freezing cold day in March 2003 when he discovered a Black man face down in an…

The Secrets of the ’80s New York Art Scene — As Told by John Lurie

He was best friends with Jean-Michel Basquiat and often let the soon-to-be boy king artist sleep on his floor. He’s the star of Jim Jarmusch’s…

The Unbelievable True Story of Bane the Nazi Hellhound, ‘Cornfed’ Schneider and the Dog-Mauling Case That Made Kimberly Guilfoyle Famous

The dog-mauling murder of Diane Whipple began with a shit-stained soup ladle that was hidden in the ass of an incarcerated white supremacist named Cornfed…