Nicole Clark is an LA-based culture writer and editor covering identity, entertainment, communities, and mental health. She also reviews books, films, TV, and video games—especially science fiction, romantic comedy, and anything that is deeply, abidingly sad. Nicole is a Craig Newmark Society for Features Journalism Fellow. She loves any type of narrative writing—from subjects like diaspora food culture to childbirth mortality rates to whether fish make noise.
For a year and a half, Nicole worked as a culture writer and critic at VICE, where she was published in digital and print. Before that, she served as an associate editor and interim editor-in-chief at The Bold Italic, a digital Bay Area culture magazine. Her work has been featured in New York Magazine, Salon, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She has been on NPR’s KCRW, BBC Radio 5 Live, and Waypoint Radio.
Prior to VICE, to supplement her freelancing, Nicole worked as a legal writer, helping dancers and choreographers obtain O-1 work visas. She has some fun stories about getting people into the US for Coachella. Nicole also helped raise $42k through Kickstarter for the literary magazine Off Assignment and designed their website.
Nicole is half-Taiwanese and a proud member of AAJA.