journalism

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…

The Best Original Features You Missed When You Weren’t Following MEL

We get it: Most of the year, you only have the time (and energy) to skim an article long enough to get the gist of…

We’re Hiring

We’re hiring part-time writers to join our burgeoning daily team, executing sharp, original commentary on the biggest talking points of the moment. We expect you to…

The MEL Year in Review