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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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    Did Pepsi Have One of the World’s Largest Navies? No — But the Truth Is Mind-Boggling

    What do the Space Race, Nixon, Khrushchev, Russian fast-food workers with venereal disease and the mujahideen have in common? They’re all part of this insane true story that’s been lost to history

    Fear and Loathing in Flavortown

    Can’t travel because of the pandemic? You still have a passport to Flavortown. I ate my way through ‘Guy Fieri Food: Cookin’ It, Livin’ It, Lovin’ It’ — aka Guy Fieri’s cookbook — and lived to tell the tale.

    We’ve Already Defunded the Police. But Only the Ones Policing the Rich.

    Worse yet, stripping the IRS, DOJ and SEC of their powers has been a completely bipartisan effort