LAUREN VIERA has written articles on the arts, culture, style, dining, drinking, travel and leisure for publications including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, T Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Men’s Journal, Imbibe, Forbes Travel Guide and many others. She landed in Chicago after a stint in New York on the launch staff of Lucky Magazine at Condé Nast Publications, where she also contributed to the company’s Special Editorial Projects division. She teaches English at Columbia College, and daydreams about resurrecting her monthly cocktail club and/or getting the band back together. She is a graduate of Oberlin College where she studied music and architecture, but spent most of her time in the basement office of The Oberlin Review falling in love with journalism.
Chicago Magazine | Chicago Reader | Chicago Tribune | Condé Nast Traveler | Crain’s Chicago Business | Details | Food Republic | Forbes Travel Guide | Imbibe | Liquor.com | Los Angeles Times | Lucky Magazine | Maxim | Men’s Journal | Middlewest | Midwest Living | Modern Luxury publications | Plate Magazine | Punch | Raygun | T: The New York Times Style Magazine | Time Out Chicago | Village Voice + many more
COMMERCIAL & CUSTOM PUBLISHING
Condé Nast Special Editorial Projects | Crate & Barrel | CB2 | Food Network | Imagination Custom Publishing | Leo Burnett Group | Parce Rum | Rodale Inc. + many more
BOOKS (as contributor)
Food City: The Chicago Encyclopedia (University of Illinois Press, Fall 2017) | The Who, The What, and The When (Chronicle Books, 2014) | Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides (Chicago; California) | Time Out City Guides (Chicago)
Chicago Live! – Chicago Tribune’s live stage show | Chicago Public Radio – WBEZ 91.5FM | WGN Radio – WGN 720AM | WGN Television