A veteran of writing about culture for a decade, Scott Beggs's writing appears at Vanity Fair, Nerdist, IndieWire and more. His fiction appears at Mulholland Books' Popcorn Fiction and Adventitious.net. He wants to be Buster Keaton's best friend.
Chris Chafin writes about design, technology, the media, and other assorted strange groupings of people. He would be very flattered if you would follow him on Twitter.
Corinne Cummings is a freelance writer and editor and former associate editor at Rolling Stone. She is currently based in Atlanta.
Jillian D'Onfro is a freelance writer currently wandering her way through Southeast Asia. When not out exploring, she enjoys watching the trailers of movies she knows she'll never see, journaling, and spreading the gospel of hair tinsel. She was previously a senior technology reporter at Business Insider.
Stephanie Faris is a professional freelance writer and novelist. Her work has appeared on NYPost.com, The Week, Cosmopolitan.com, SheKnows, and Ecommerce Insiders, among many others. She is the Simon & Schuster author of 30 Days of No Gossip, 25 Roses, and the Piper Morgan series.
Karen Gardiner is a travel and culture writer from Scotland, currently based in New York City. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, BBC, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. Find more at her website.
Claire Gillespie writes for MentalFloss.com as well as Vice, Headspace, Redbook, SheKnows, and Buzzfeed UK. After graduating with an English degree, she started her writing career with a weekly column about nightclub restrooms. She's since moved on to far more exciting subjects. She lives in Scotland.
Kristin Hunt is a writer and professional movie geek. She's previously worked on the digital teams at Thrillist and Maxim, but you can also find her byline on GQ, Nerve, and Paste.
Sean Hutchinson lives in the wilds of Brooklyn, NY. He’s got a couple of them fancy schmancy academic degrees in English literature, is a big World War II buff, counts Carl Sagan and Harry Nilsson among his personal heroes, and he’s also a huge movie fan. When he's not coming up with strange and interesting things to write about on Mental Floss, he's writing movie reviews and news at CriterionCast.
Paul Anthony Jones is a writer and musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of word origins guide Haggard Hawks and Paltry Poltroons, and he runs @HaggardHawks.
A graduate of Williams College, Christine has written for The Huffington Post, Inverse, Salon, Bustle, PopSci, VICE, Elle, Dazed & Confused, i-D, and Harper's Bazaar. She has also worked for The Stockholm Film Festival and appeared as a guest speaker on Monocle's live podcast.
Nick Keppler is a Pittsburgh-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Village Voice, Nerve, Vice, and Slate. When he’s not on his laptop, he’s probably kayaking on one of the city’s rivers with a Led Zeppelin track blaring through his earbuds.
Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, PhD is a journalist and author in Chicago. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times. She is the author of Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence that Scandalized Jazz-Age Chicago (Chicago Review Press, May 2017). Her women's history website, WellsStreetStudyClub.com, tells women's history as narrative nonfiction.
Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and author of the book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine as well as the blog Four Pounds Flour.
Bess Lovejoy is a staff editor at mental_floss, a former editor at Smithsonian.com and Schott's Almanac, and the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses.
Sulagna Misra is a freelance writer and illustrator living in the New York area. She writes about the weird things that pop into her head when she's not paying attention. She's on Twitter so she can not pay attention more effectively.
Celeste Noche is a photographer, writer, and secondhand book enthusiast based in Portland, Oregon but is more likely to be found on the road. In addition to MentalFloss.com, she has collaborated with publications such as Condé Nast Traveler, Apartment Therapy, and The Huffington Post. She writes about her adventures on her blog, Wanderlogue.
Rudie Obias lives in Brooklyn, New York. He's a freelance writer interested in cinema, pop culture, science fiction, and web culture. His work can be found at ShockYa.com, MoviePilot.com, UPROXX, io9, ScreenRant.com, Giantfreakinrobot.com, and, of course, Mental Floss. He is also a Co-Working Evangelist for Bat Haus Co-Working in Brooklyn.
Linguist, author of In the Land of Invented Languages, living in Chicago, doing her part to fight off the cot-caught merger and keep "gym shoes" alive.
Nicola Prentis has taught English all over the world and now writes materials for English Language Teaching, including award winning fiction for learners. She writes about English and the industry at www.simpleenglishuk.wordpress.com.
Suzanne Raga loves writing about everything from history, business, music, and literature to personal finance, life hacks, food trends, and health. A graduate of Princeton University, she is the author of You Rock! How To Be A Star Student & Still Have Fun, curator of the indie music blog After The Show, and a whiz at Latin Scrabble.
Loren Rhoads is the author of Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel. She’s the cemetery columnist at Gothic Beauty and blogs at CemeteryTravel.com.
Rebecca Romney is an antiquarian book dealer perhaps best known for her appearances as the rare book expert on the History Channel's TV show Pawn Stars. She plies her trade at Honey & Wax Booksellers, and co-hosts a podcast on books called Biblioclast. Her book with JP Romney, Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History, was published in March from HarperCollins.
Jake Rossen is a writer, editor, and curator of fine comic strip art. (Except Garfield.) His byline can be found within the pages of The New York Times, ESPN.com, Wired.com and a slew of health and fitness-related publications.
Rebekah Shoemake is a summer intern for MentalFloss.com. She enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, re-watching Bob’s Burgers on Netflix, and looking at dogs on Petfinder. She splits her time between Boone, NC, where she is a big sister and free babysitter, and Princeton, NJ, where she’s a rising senior in the English department at Princeton and a theater nerd.
Chuck Tryon’s day job is working as an English professor at Fayetteville State University, but he has also written for Alternet, Filmmaker Magazine, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is also the author of three books, including his most recent book, Political TV.
Claire Voon is a writer who focuses on art and visual culture. She is currently a staff writer and reporter at Hyperallergic and has also contributed to New York Magazine, VICE, Gothamist, and Artnews.