Noreen Malone is a staff writer for The New Republic. She also appears regularly on Slate's DoubleX Gabfest. Previously, she was on staff at New York's Daily Intel and Slate, where she wrote regularly on culture and politics. Her work has also appeared in print and online for publications including The Atlantic, Newsweek, the L.A. Times, and the American Prospect. She is a proud native of Cleveland, a regretfully retired lifeguard, and a graduate of Georgetown University. She lives in Brooklyn.