About Me

I am a writer and editor raised in Westchester County and based in Brooklyn. 

My freelance work has appeared in the online or print version of Bustle, The Condé Nast Traveler, Time Out New York,  PopMatters, The A.V. ClubMetro, The Hairpin, xoJane, and Beyond Race, among others.

Ask me to find the strangest vending machines around the world, profile a composer who won the Pulitzer Prize (without being nominated), seek out the oldest surviving movie theaters in New York City, unlock the secrets of work/life balance, explore why young adults live at home until later in their twenties, defend the suburbs, dish about my failed game-show audition, or create an editorial package with the best events, films, books, or TV shows to look out for in the next season, and I can show you a clip on this site I've already written.

To contact me about freelance projects, e-mail mlascala [at] gmail.com. If you're PR and looking to pitch me, email marisa.lascala [at] bonniercorp.com.