Sex, Lies and Cheap Cologne: An Oral History of Abercrombie & Fitch’s Softcore Porn Mag

The story of how an oversexed, strangely intellectual magazine by a polo shirt brand completed the improbable task of changing the course of sexuality in America’s malls, homes and moose-print boxers

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

‘Playgirl was a really special part of some gay men’s sexual development’

The MEL Year in Review

Everything we learned from 2017, whether we wanted to or not

Happy Birthday to MEL

We survived our first year of publishing. Check out our photos from our birthday party last week.

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