About Leah

I graduated with a degree in international environmental journalism. Then worked as a reporter and editor for two community newspapers in Chicago, where I started writing artist profiles. I was hired as an editor/writer for an arts and entertainment magazine, part of an international chain, where I also periodically wrote about science and community-related topics. I fine-tuned my knack for the first-person story and product reviews—and also indulged in one of my favorite parts of journalism and writing: the interview. Nowadays I write about everything from ways to bolster your brain, to gadgets to grab for the road. I love punchy one-liners, classic profiles, but also the cut-and-dry news story. I like being versatile.

Chicago

“City Guide: Chicago”

Time online, Travel section

http://www.time.com/time/travel/cityguide/article/0,31489,1846254,00.html

Brendan Scanlon (aka “Solve)

“Remembering Brendan Scanlon aka Solve”

Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine online, July ‘08

http://www.juxtapoz.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3785&Itemid=121

Eye masks

“Eye Masks: Deep Sleep Prescription-Free”

Time online, Travel section, “Checkpoints” column Oct ‘08

http://www.time.com/time/travel/article/0,31542,1852305,00.html

Toxins

“This vs. That”

Your Health Monthly, Oct ’08, page 8

http://view.digipage.net/?userpath=00000018/00002006/00031943/

Fibromyalgia

“In the Shadows of Medicine”

Your Health Monthly, Aug ’08, page 8

http://clients.digipage.co.uk/?userpath=00000018/00002006/00027247/

DIY bike designers

“5 Wild DIY Bicycle Mods — and How to Build Them”

Popular Mechanics online, Jul ‘08

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/transportation/4271404.html?page=4

Fred Burkhart, photographer

“Making Photographs: Fred Burkhart”

Stop Smiling online, April ‘08

http://www.stopsmilingonline.com/story_detail.php?id=1041

The Upset art collective

“The Upset Graffiti Wall Installation”

Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine online, Apr ‘08

http://www.juxtapoz.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3096&Itemid=1

Beer goggles

“10 bucks well spent”

Time Out Chicago, Jul ‘07

http://www.timeout.com/chicago/articles/out-there/21178/10-bucks-well-spent