Kirchner-photo2Lauren Kirchner is a writer, editor, and radio producer based in Brooklyn. She majored in philosophy at Wesleyan University and received her masters in journalism from Columbia University. She has written for Slate, Capital New York, Wired, The Awl, The Hairpin, Fortune, Smithsonian.com, and Fast Company.

She currently edits The Bafflers website, and writes about crime and criminal justice for Pacific Standard magazine. Previously, she wrote about digital security and the future of news for the Columbia Journalism Review, and edited the Longform.org podcast, which she helped launch. Her poetry has appeared in The Literary Review and in Armchair/Shotgun. She was the proprietor of a now-defunct list-joke blog called The Lonesome Lumberjack. And in a previous life, she was a producer of several shows on the also-now-defunct Air America Radio. You can find her on Twitter, or e-mail her at lauren (dot) kirchner (at) gmail (dot) com.