year-in-review

The MEL Movie Awards for 2017

With mere days remaining in 2017, every critic and publication in the world is busy posting their picks for the Top 10 movies of the…

The People, Places and Things That Made Us Forget That It Was 2017

By now it’s commonly accepted that while 2016 was bad, 2017 was worse and 2018 will see the final collapse of the social order. But…

What I’m Leaving Behind in 2016: Complacency

As the year comes to an end MEL asked four of our favorite writers to reflect on what they’re leaving behind in 2016. Ordinarily at this…

How to Be a Guy: What I Learned My First Year Living as a Guy (at Age 34)

Okay, look: I’m tired. My personal life is a trash fire, my country just elected an actual fascist, I’m struggling harder than usual with dysphoria,…