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MEL Magazine covers sex, relationships, health, money and culture from a male point of view — even though we’re not all male (and aren’t always sure what that means). We value the stories that no one is hearing, the perspectives that no one is considering and the people that no one knows. Founded in 2015 in L.A. by Dollar Shave Club.

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EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Andrew Fiouzi
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ART DIRECTOR
Erin Taj
Art Director & Astrologer
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Art Director
Sam Dworkin
Designer, Bullshitter
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DEPUTY EDITOR
Alana Hope Levinson
writer/editor of things on the internet.
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STAFF WRITER
Tracy Moore
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ENTERTAINMENT WRITER
Tim Grierson
Contributing Editor at @WeAreMEL | tim.grierson@melindustries.com
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Eddie Kim
LA-based reporter penning features for Mel Magazine.
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Cooper Fleishman
Words for @WeAreMel. New York.
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Magdalene Taylor
Magdalene is an editorial intern at MEL Magazine. She loves Korn and western Massachusetts. She currently lives in LA.
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Writers
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ENTERTAINMENT WRITER
Tim Grierson
Contributing Editor at @WeAreMEL | tim.grierson@melindustries.com
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Tonya Riley
Tech writer reporting on the future for the rest of us. You can read my other work at Slate, Wired, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Science Mag + more.
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Lux Alptraum
OneZero columnist, Peabody-nominated producer, and the author of Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex — And the Truths They Reveal. http://luxalptraum.com
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COLUMNIST, ‘HOW TO BE A GUY’
Jay Edidin
Editor, Writer, X-Pert, Pirate King of the Moon. Profile art by David Wynne.
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Kerin Higa
enthusiast. of brains. of cardboard. of infographics. of food. of art. and of soup that is too hot.
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Jennifer Sanchez
Freelance writer based in North Carolina
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DEPUTY EDITOR
Alana Hope Levinson
writer/editor of things on the internet.
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Terry Petracca
Pragmatic and irreverent HR leader with 30+ years global experience, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. Her passion now is The Future of Work.
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Micah Enloe
MicahEnloe.com Author, essayist, screenwriter, copywriter, movie-maker, beach-lover, bison-lover, gym-goer, all-around-the-world-goer. Insta: @MuscleMeditator
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Steven Blum
Writer and editor in L.A. focused on sex, gender and LGBTQ+ issues. Vice, Mel, Slate, GQ, them., Out, Broadly, etc. | www.steven-blum.net | @stevenblum
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Kendra Albert
Almost a lawyer. Formerly and always @BKCHarvard. Perhaps too many tweets about video games. They/them.
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Charlotte Shane
I’m right on top of that, Rose.
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Molly Priddy
Writer and editor in Northwest Montana. @mollypriddy
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Josh Fjelstad
Director of Marketing for Gimlet Creative. Just trying to make a living.
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Jeremy Glass
I’m a writer who’s penned a variety of pieces on sex, dating, culture, tech, and life for Thrillist, AskMen, McSweeney’s, New York Times, Nerve, Esquire, etc.
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H. Alan Scott
Writer/Comedian/Jew. Written for VICE, OUT Magazine, Newsweek, Esquire… Appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen, & CNN. Co-host @GoldenGirlsPod. Oprah said my name.
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Jason Plautz
Boulder-based writer, specializing in environmental issues, air quality and politics.
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Fran Hoepfner
writer & idiot
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Bennett Madison
I'm the author of September Girls, which was recently published by HarperCollins. I wrote some other things too.
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David Bixenspan
I write for Deadspin and stuff
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Cameron Glover
I’m a writer, sex educator, podcaster, and bath witch. Read my work in Playboy, Glamour, Allure + more.
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Jesse Graff
Senior McConaughey Correspondent. #RipCity resident. Former part-time Spock.
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Navneet Alang
Tech-culture writer
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Mandy Harris Williams
Writer, educator, pundit. Lots of opinions, willing to share.
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Franki Cookney
Freelance journalist. Mostly sex, gender politics and social development. www.frankicookney.com
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Kiala
Co-Host of @vaginalfantasy with @feliciaday @veronica @bonniegrrl Freelance Writer for @HearstCorp. It was a boring conversation anyways.
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Bethy Squires
Senior Culture Writer @KheiroMagazine, Boozy Sassmouth. Words in @Broadly, @Curbed, @Splitsider, @EntropyMag
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Kt McBratney
words, cheeseburgers, horror movies. Seattle via LA. @k_to_the_t.
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Fernando Alfonso III
journalist for @heraldleader + journalism lecturer at @universityofky + contributing writer for @forbes
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Matt Tinoco
fix your life.
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Mary Emily O'Hara
Freelance weirdo. Former LGBT Reporter at Daily Dot, staffer at VICE, reporter everywhere. One time I won $100 in a twerking contest. Maryemilyohara@gmail.com.
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Jonathan Parks-Ramage
LA based writer, with work in VICE, W Magazine, OUT Magazine, Atlas Obscura, Broadly, MEL Magazine, Refinery29 and more. www.jonathan-p-r.com
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Rodney Uhler
must love the movie, ‘Must Love Dogs’ | nyc
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Jessica P. Ogilvie
Award-winning L.A.-based journo. Traveled with truck drivers, roamed cartel land, infiltrated Hollywood. Not done yet. @jessicapauline
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Cole Kazdin
Journalist and essayist living in Los Angeles. VICE contributor. Moth storyteller. www.colekazdin.com
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Austin Brown
music, movies, and media, mostly
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Lisa Beebe
I like writing and robots and craft projects and YOU. http://lisabeebe.com
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Rick Paulas
Writes a bunch. VICE, The Awl, Atlas Obscura, Pacific Standard, others, so many others, my goodness. rickpaulas.com for more.
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Noah J Nelson
Founder and publisher of No Proscenium -- the guide to everything immersive.
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Hussein Kesvani
Writer, UK/Europe editor for MEL
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Nicole Lucas Haimes
Documentary Filmmaker / Writer
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Cornelia Rowe
Producer/Journo/Etc. Twitter: @CorneliaDRowe
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Leo Margul
Writer/Producer, currently at PopSugar — @leomargul
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Lorena Cupcake
I write about music, culture, transportation, and wellness in Chicago.
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Cole Kazdin & Duy Linh Tu
Journalists and filmmakers, Six Days at Standing Rock Film
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Arianna Rebolini
2 anxious 2 fail
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Nicola Prentis
Award winning writer. Published fiction, English Language Teaching books, WSJ, Cosmo, Refinery 29, Salon, mom.me. www.simpleenglishuk.wordpress.com
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Arielle Pardes
Writer/Editor
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Dan Runcie
Author of Trapital: hip-hop business and strategy newsletter — trapital.substack.com
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Steven Aguiar
digital marketing at @bluewingdigital // music, sports, food, cuba, and publishing // formerly @playerstribune @thefader @mtvhive
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Quinn Myers
Writer, Editor. Email: qmyers2 [at] gmail
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David Silverberg
Writes for The Washington Post, BBC News, Vice, Buzzfeed, Ars Technica, High Times. Founder of Toronto Poetry Slam. NBA head
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Ian Lecklitner
Staff Writer at MEL Magazine.
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David Roth
Best American Sporpswriting (and editing). Co-founder of @Classical. Not the one from Van Halen or magic.
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Molly Fitzpatrick
Freelance writer. 'Fascinating!!!' –@kimkardashian. 'A female blogger' –@danieltosh.
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Sean L. Maloney
The Prog Whisperer
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Ali Segel
Alison Segel is a writer from Los Angeles, California. You can follow her on Twitter @OnlineAlison or on Instagram @Alibaby90.
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Sarah Baird
van lear rose.
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Amanda Mull
Writer for places like Rolling Stone and Racked, native Atlantan in Brooklyn
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Melissa Banigan
Melissa Banigan is the Founder/CEO of Advice Project Media and a freelance writer who has published with The Washington Post, NPR, the BBC, among others.
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Sonya Vatomsky
❤ ︎Writer ❤︎ Bylines: Atlas Obscura, Haute Macabre, Mental Floss, Hyperallergic, Rue Morgue, &c. Author, Salt Is For Curing. sonyavatomsky.com.
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Devin Whitlock
Devout Chicagoan, though born and raised elsewhere. I write about gay comic books on the Internet. http://queercomicsblog.blogspot.com/
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Scott Lucas
Politics and the environment. Formerly senior editor at San Francisco magazine. Bylines at Politico, the Economist, and Curbed. Archive at www.scottlucas.me
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Elmo Keep
Writer and journalist. Australian in Mexico: elmokeep.com keep.elmo@gmail.com
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Jeremy Lybarger
Writer @ Rolling Stone, Esquire, New York, Mother Jones, Pacific Standard, New Republic, etc.
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John Lonsdale
Writer based in Brooklyn.
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Diane Shipley
Freelance writer and fan of dachshund photos. Tweeting @dianeshipley.
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Kara Cutruzzula
I’m a journalist + playwright who writes about personal development and creative process. Add my short daily newsletter to your morning routine: bit.ly/2nVZ8kY
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A.J. Daulerio
Editor at The Small Bow
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Doug Messel
Erin's husband. Charlotte and Benjamin's dad. Writer. It's all downhill from there.
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Max Martin
Curmudgeon at large. @maxmartin
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Sam Dilling
Instructional Designer | Freelance Writer
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Gavin Jenkins
I’ve written online for The Atlantic, VICE, MEL, and Narratively. I’m raising a puppy and writing a book about working at a gas station. @gavinjenkins80.
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Alison Stevenson
Female comedian and girl writer. Awful at being my own editor (but working on it!!!).
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Helena Fitzgerald
taller in person. on twitter @helfitzgerald. avi by @amilum.
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Spenser Davis
Writer of things. Lots of things. Words at Vice, Pacific Standard, Sounder at Heart, FourFourTwo.
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Tove K. Danovich
Freelance journalist based in Portland, Oregon. Find me at www.tovedanovich.com
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Caitlin Cruz
reporter
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Luke O'Neil
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Jason Probst
Antagonistic columnist and pot stirrer
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Luke Winkie
writer and reporter - Red Bull, Sports Illustrated, PC Gamer, Vice, Rolling Stone, Daily Dot, Gawker Media, Buzzfeed, Verge etc - winkluke at gmail
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Tina Horn
Host & producer of the kinky slut podcast “Why Are People Into That?!” Support indie pervert media: Patreon.com/TinaHorn . I can’t get enough of myself
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Steve Haruch
Writer | Editor, PEOPLE ONLY DIE OF LOVE IN MOVIES: FILM WRITING BY JIM RIDLEY (@VanderbiltUP, 2018) | Producer, @collegeradiodoc | steveharuch at gmail
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Sarah Kelly Shannon
Freelance writer and editor in Wichita. Ask me about my bulldog.
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Nemo McCay
Um! What ails this site?
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Conner Habib
Conner Habib is an author, lecturer, and sex workers’ rights activist. He’s also the host of the podcast and web series, Against Everyone with Conner Habib.
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Joel Randell
Veteran Magazine Reporter, Writer and Editor. Publications Include Maxim, Essence, Mel, Ebony and Us Weekly. | joelsrandell@gmail.com
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Kelsey McKinney
Kelsey McKinney is a freelance writer who lives in Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, GQ, Vanity Fair, and many others.
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Stuart Messham
Partial to soccer, passionate about condiments.
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Arabelle Sicardi
I wear stuff and write about stuff.
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Joe Veix
a writer based in oakland
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Imad Khan
Imad is a freelance esports, tech, and video game reporter based out of New York. He also finds himself venturing into the weirdest parts of the internet.
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Max Genecov
I write about nonsense.
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Dave Infante
2x James Beard award-winning freelance journalist | email at dave [at] dinfontay [dot] com
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Bill Black
Historian of American religion & culture / teaches at Western Kentucky University
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Adam Kovac
Freelance journalist. Words in RollingStone.com, Esquire.com, The Cut, MEL Magazine, CNN, The Walrus, Maisonneuve, AV Club, Deadspin. Also a polite Canadian.
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Cooper Fleishman
Words for @WeAreMel. New York.
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Magdalene Taylor
Magdalene is an editorial intern at MEL Magazine. She loves Korn and western Massachusetts. She currently lives in LA.
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Reese Rogers
Writer from rural Kansas.
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Madeleine Holden
A fan of women and a critic of dick pics
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Cassidy Dawn Graves
writing stuff, playing music, hosting shows
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Mic Wright
Writer, editor and internet arguer.
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Kate Mooney
Writer, dog enthusiast, G train whisperer.
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Isabelle Kohn
All-purpose writer, editor and journalist with a fetish for sex and relationship writing, humor thingies, blisteringly honest portrayals of humanity and … soup.
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Noel Murray
Arkansas-based freelance writer, who’s written for A.V. Club, LA Times, NY Times, Rolling Stone, and The Week. Specialist in pop and circumstance.
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Erica Sweeney
Writer + Editor | Bylines: HuffPost, Teen Vogue, Men’s Health, MEL Magazine, CityLab, Realtor.com and more.