Photo by Gabby Laurent
Photo: Gabby Laurent

I’m a writer based in Los Angeles. For magazines, I’ve written about China’s art malls, LA’s mega-mansions, hypebeast dentists, Brazilian literary frenemies, and more. I’m also writing for film and TV like Channel Zero on Syfy.

My byline appears in Artforum, Vogue, V, Wallpaper*, Poetry Foundation, the Guardian, the New York Times, and more. Recently, I was a finalist for Imagine Entertainment’s screenwriting accelerator Imagine Impact.

Until 2018 I was a contributing writer at W. Before that, I was an editor at Aperture Foundation and at Artnews; I also worked at magazines like the Paris Review and the Onion. For a little bit, I lived in China and in Brazil.

If you’d like me to write for you, get in touch via my contact page. BTW: I also go by Ali.