Michael Mechanic

Mechanic, Michael: - Michael Mechanic is a longtime senior editor at Mother Jones magazine. His writing has also appeared in Wired, The Industry Standard, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. He has a master's degree from Harvard University in cellular and developmental biology and a master's in journalism from the University of California-Berkeley, where he also earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry. At Mother Jones, he writes and edits award-winning stories and wrangles the magazine's culture section, for which he has interviewed numerous prominent authors, musicians, and Hollywood personalities. Mechanic lives in Oakland, California with his wife, two very chill teenagers, and a striped cat named Phelps. He plays five musical instruments in his spare time.