Mike Nied

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Northfield, OH
Miami University
Kent State University
Pop Culture, Pop Music, Makeup, Britney Spears
  • Mike Nied has over seven years experience in the realm of entertainment media with a speciality in pop culture, especially music.
  • He's been published on websites including PopCrush, Idolator, BreatheHeavy, Grindr's INTO, Mimi Magazine, and PopWrapped and in print for Akron Life Magazine.
  • He's conducted interviews with the likes of Lauren Jauregui, Louis Tomlinson, Allie X, and Kim Petras and covered events such as the MTV Video Music Awards and Grammy Awards.


Mike is an interior designer turned journalist, and continues to focus on all things pop culture within his career. The article he's most proud of is his coming out story, which was woven into song lyrics off Troye Sivan's "Blue Neighbourhood" and published on Grindr's INTO. A self-taught makeup artist, member of the Britney Spears Army, and proud Gleek, he loves writing about music, celebrities, makeup, style, and culture for The List.


He has a bachelor's degree in interior design from Oxford, Ohio's Miami University. After falling in love with writing, he attained a master's degree in journalism and mass communication from Kent State University, an Ohio state school.
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