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The Not-So-Secret Fandom of Gay Men Who Love ‘Playgirl’

Huddled near a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce in a gothic portico at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, I’m perusing pictures of 1980s Playgirl models with…

The MEL Year in Review

Well. It’s been a year, huh? 2017 began with the flat, lurching noise of our dreams being punctured, and continued to leak out hope with a…

Happy Birthday to MEL

The Woman Who Made Cosmo’s Sex Tips Go (Dough)Nuts

One of the best things about setting up shop in your dentist’s waiting room is getting the chance to crack open a glossy-pink issue of…

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