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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The Perfect Irony That ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Film Was Also a Real-Life Scam

It’s April 2013 in New York. Ensconced in a Chelsea studio bubbling with celebrities and champagne, an international man of mystery records his vanity music…

Doing It Her Way: A Conversation With 6 Women About Their Erotic Fantasies

We know so much about the sexual fantasies of American men. Gentleman dirtbag writers like Charles Bukowski and Henry Miller have spent thousands of words…

The NASA Genius Biohacker Trying to Bring Gene Editing to Your Living Room

Josiah Zayner downs a shot of scotch and begins his presentation. His audience is roughly 30 attendees from the SynBioBeta SF conference and a digital…