She’s Hilarious, Beautiful, and Psychic! Vote for Meghan

She’s Hilarious, Beautiful, and Psychic! Vote for Meghan

By Mark Aldrich
[Click here to vote for Meghan Jenkins to appear on a future cover of Maxim! Vote each day for free. You can also purchase more votes to support Meghan and Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors! $25 buys 25 votes.]
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Does our own Meghan Jenkins belong on a future cover of a major international lifestyle magazine with a readership of nine million readers per month? Anyone and everyone who knows Meghan likely thinks so, and MAXIM magazine may hold that opinion as well.

It will take all of our votes to push MAXIM magazine from 99% convinced to 100% convinced and put Meghan Jenkins—actress, model, author, comedian, music composer—on a future cover of the esteemed publication. MAXIM magazine holds an annual online vote, the MAXIM CoverGirl contest, to place a worthy face on a cover, as photographed by the renowned fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon. Meghan Jenkins has accepted a nomination to be a contestant in this vote.
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Spotlight On: Shay Kiddy

Spotlight On: Shay Kiddy

By Meghan Jenkins
[Editor’s Note: Meghan Jenkins would like to direct your attention to some stand-up comedians, comics, and performers that she has seen in-person or online and enjoys. This series of profiles and Q&As is her way of saying about some performers, “I don’t know how this person hasn’t blown up yet, so if we can help get them some attention with MeghaZine, let’s do that.”

Some of these interviews are conducted by Mark Aldrich, MeghaZine‘s editor, and others are conducted by Meghan Jenkins herself.

Shay Kiddy is an as-yet unsigned singer and musician from central Connecticut. He had started to perform live in venues around his hometown, but when the pandemic struck he found an audience online: as of today his TikTok account has over 38,700 followers. He has many clips on there and performs live on that platform frequently.

One of the more enthusiastic fans of Shay’s soulful, powerful voice is our own Meghan Jenkins, whose eye and ear for performing excellence has shown her to be a skillful talent scout.
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Books by Meghan Jenkins: An Appreciation

Books by Meghan Jenkins: An Appreciation

By Mark Aldrich
crabs with sandcastle dreams
inch toward me on the shore

        — “Sandcastle Dreams,” Meghan Jenkins, Sail Wet
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The six books that Meghan Jenkins has published so far offer six different aspects to her artistry and several different facets of her personality: three volumes of poems, two volumes of advice that carefully tread a line between genuine pointers to life and misanthropic humor, and a work of fiction.

“Good Night, Good Morning, I Love You,” the title of a poem that gives one collection its name, caught my eye first with its verbal playfulness: what if we had a friend named “Good Morning” that we said good night to?
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Spotlight On: Kunal C. Arora

Spotlight On: Kunal C. Arora

By Mark Aldrich
[Editor’s Note: Meghan Jenkins would like to direct your attention to some stand-up comedians, comics, and performers that she has seen and loves. This series of profiles and Q&As is her way of saying about some performers, “I don’t know how this person hasn’t blown up yet, so if we can help get them some attention with MeghaZine, let’s do that.”

One of the first stand-ups that both Meghan and I thought of for this feature is Kunal C. Arora, a NYC-based stand-up whose Salt of the Earth Tour commences today, April 1, and continues through the month. Catch him if you can:

Kunal C. Arora. Photo copyright Will DeVito.
Salt of the Earth Tour w/ Dennis Rooney
Brokerage Comedy Club, April 1-2—Ticket Info
Sandman Comedy Club, April 6— Ticket Info
Getaway Comedy, April 8—Ticket Info
Beauty Parlor Comedy, April 9— Ticket Info
We give you now some of the comedy of Kunal C. Arora and an exclusive chat between him and our editor-in-chief, me.—Mark]
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Panda’s Blog: Famous Like Me?

Panda’s Blog: Famous Like Me?

By Panda Panda

[Editor’s Note: Panda would like to speak with her fans online who want to know more about her. Thus she has decided to write and publish a blog about her life. The full first season of Mark Aldrich and Panda is available on YouTube, and each episode is about ten minutes long and hilarious, if I, the Mark Aldrich part of the title, say so myself.

And now, here’s Panda with Panda’s Blog.—Mark]
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