Authors' Archives and Bios

Allison Lex

Allison graduated from the University of Connecticut in May 2010 with a degree in journalism.

Maura Lieberman

Maura is an avid hobby collector, who is enthusiastically trying to learn ukulele while also practicing yoga and taking pictures through t

Gabrielle Linnell

Gabrielle studies Medieval and Renaissance literature and dreams of becoming an unemployed graduate student in an unspecified European country.

Elizabeth Lunday

Elizabeth Lunday writes fun and informative articles about art, architecture, and literature for sources such as mental_floss and her blog, The Dilettante (

Tim Lybarger

Tim is the creator and proprietor of the Neighborhood Archive -- an online collection of all things Mister Rogers.

Beth Anne Macaluso

Beth Anne Macaluso is an editor for MentalFloss.com. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, and figuring out which wines pair best with her favorite cereals.

Matthew J.X. Malady

Matthew J.X. Malady is a writer and editor living in Manhattan. You can follow him on Twitter @matthewjxmalady.

Kelli Marshall

Kelli Marshall teaches courses on Seinfeld, stand-up comedy, satire, Spike Lee, and other fun stuff at DePaul University and Columbia Coll

Jessica Bloustein Marshall

Jessica Bloustein Marshall is a writer, editor and multimedia producer. Her work can be found on MTV News, Newsweek, Guideposts and NPR.

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall is a freelance writer, professional geek, occasional photographer, indentured servant to incestuous cats, speedy talker, and

Mario Marsicano

NYC advertising account guy turned blogger, Mario was one of the original contributors at YesButNoButYes, and is now proud to add mental_floss to his resume.

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Emily Masamitsu Scadden

Emily Masamitsu Scadden is an infrequent writer, part-time traveler and full-time tech geek.

Whitney Matheson

Whitney Matheson is a pop-culture writer based in Tennessee, where she currently serves as the Journalist in Residence at Middle Tennessee State University.

Matt Matros

Matt Matros is a writer and professional poker player based in Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Craig McClain

Dr. Craig McClain is an expert on the science of body size in animals. His work has been featured in Miller-McCune, Cosmos, Science Illustrated, Wired, io9, and American Scientist.

Gretchen McCulloch

Gretchen McCulloch is a linguist who writes popular linguistics, especially about internet language.

Virginia C McGuire

Virginia C. McGuire is a part time reference librarian in Philadelphia. She is also a freelance writer specializing in real estate, architecture and gardening.

Shannon McKenna Schmidt

Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon are the authors of Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Lite

Conor McKeon

Conor McKeon is a writer living in Brooklyn.

Clair McLafferty

Clair is a freelance writer and bartender-at-large in Birmingham, Ala.