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Melissa Kirsch, Editor-in-Chief
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Melissa Kirsch is the author of the post-college bible The Girl’s Guide and the inventor of the New York Times Sunday Vows Column Mad Libs Challenge. She lives in a dog-unfriendly building in Brooklyn and it’s killing her.

Alice Bradley, Deputy Editor
Alice is the co-author of the book Let’s Panic About Babies! and co-host of the podcast The League of Awkward Unicorns. She has a tiny dog and will share pictures of said tiny dog at the slightest provocation.

Virginia K. Smith, Managing Editor
Virginia K. Smith is an editor and writer who’s covered beats including (but not limited to) real estate, housing policy, New York City news, politics, history, food & booze, fashion, beauty, and celebrity gossip. She grew up in Seattle but currently lives in Brooklyn with a cat named Tuna.

Claire Lower, Food Editor
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Claire Lower is a food writer and the number one Oreo journalist of her generation. When she’s not eating, thinking, or writing about food, you can probably find her in a whiskey bar somewhere, talking at old men about The Band. You can find her posts here.