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Sunday Reads: Mental Health ER Visits, the Soothing Sounds of ‘Mallwave’ and Teenage Teetotalers

Evidently it’s Super Bowl Sunday, not that you’d know it here in L.A. The only reason I’m clued in to the Big Game are the…

The MEL Team’s Favorite Stories From 2018

As a product of Chicago and the daytime television it pumped out throughout the 1980s and 1990s — from Phil Donahue to Jenny Jones to…

We Give the Best Oral (Histories) on the Internet

It’s true. No one gives oral quite like us. We take our time. We go deep. We make sure we’re exploring parts you never even…

Our 25 Most Popular Pieces of the Year

Under most circumstances, crowds suck. They suck at concerts, especially when you’re trying to get in or out of the venue and that one stoner…

The MEL Year in Review