Authors' Archives and Bios

Matthew J.X. Malady

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

Lilit Marcus

Lilit Marcus is a Brooklyn-based journalist and Condé Nast Traveler's contributing digital editor.

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.

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.

Timothy Mercer

Timothy Mercer currently lives in Dallas, Texas where he is a wine buyer for Cork Fine Wines (corkwines.com).

Anna Merlan

Anna Merlan is a journalist, writer, and recovering record store clerk living in New York City.

Jenni Miller

Jenni Miller has been writing for fun and profit since the age of six.

Sam J. Miller

Sam J. Miller is a writer and a community organizer. His work has appeared in numerous zines, anthologies, and print and online journals. He lives in the Bronx with his partner of six years.

Drew Moody

Drew Moody is a specialty coffee cupping, craft beer swilling contributor to mental_floss and the founder of