Hey hey … I’m a Denver-based magazine journalist orbiting around the fringes of science and culture currently writing a non-fiction book for St. Martin’s Press. I’m happy to announce Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them hits shelves July 11, 2017!

I’ve frequently contributed to WIRED for years, and have also written for ViceMedium, Los Angeles MagazineOnion A.V. ClubPacific Standard, 5280ArsTechnica and Outside to name a few. I was also an editor for Boulder County’s Yellow Scene Magazine until 2014 when I pursued freelance writing.

My WIRED stories cover a gamut of intrigue—from 3-D printed body partscloud speakers, bug sushi, and Darwin’s facial expressions to my feature story on the banana-clad madness of Decentralized Dance Parties.

Above all else, I seek compelling stories about obsessed people doing curious things. If you have any interesting leads, weird stories, or want to chat about comic books and bugs, holler at me!


email: dave.macneal@gmail.com

twitter: @davidmacneal