I’m a writer based in Los Angeles. For magazines, I’ve written about China’s art-themed malls, LA’s mega-mansion masterminds, Brazilian literary frenemies, hype-beast dentists, and more. I also write for film and TV like Channel Zero on Syfy.
I’ve written for Artforum, Vogue, V, Wallpaper*, Poetry Foundation, the Guardian, the New Yorker, the New York Times, and more. Recently, I was a finalist for Imagine’s screenwriting accelerator Imagine Impact.
Until 2018 I was a contributing writer at W covering the art and design worlds. 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 while, 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.