about the author

Hello, internet traveler! I’m Devon Maloney, a culture journalist, feminist, ally, and GIF apologist hailing from sunny El Segundo, California (no, I didn’t leave my wallet there, but you’re definitely the first person to ask!). I’m a contributor to such publications as WIRED, Grantland, Pitchfork, T Magazine, the Village Voice, Billboard, and Popular Science, and have written for MTV, Rolling Stone, and VICE/Noisey. I’m also an editor-for-hire whose previous clients include Rookie and Rolling Stone (so email me for rates and availability).

Currently, my beats include music, science fiction (with an emphasis on dystopia), tech, and the social sciences. I’ve held staff editorial positions at SPIN and Billboard, where I covered music news and the independent and DIY music industries, respectively. I continue to hold the position of Editor-in-Chief and sole proprietor of my personal Tumblr. (If you want to keep up with my writing, I have a real handy biweeky newsletter called MalonE-Mail that runneth over with GIFs and recommendations. You can subscribe HERE.)

My ludicrous student loan debt is the result of a magna cum laude degree in journalism and sociology from Boston University; somehow, I still believe that pursuing a career life that challenges me to be as creative, entertaining, multi-tasking and ultimately useful as possible is, well, possible. In my free time, I dogsit and add to my ever-expanding succulent plant collection. I also recently learned that, in addition to my last name rhyming with “bologna,” my first name ALSO seems to be a type of low-grade Australian sandwich meat, so, cheers to that, Universe. I occasionally read the comments section, have a tendency to type in all caps, and, unfortunately for the reputation of my demographic, live in Brooklyn.

Portrait art by the inimitable Tiana Tucker.

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