Emily Ornberg

Founding Editor-In-Chief / Publisher

Emily is a restless word nerd who loves learning and telling the stories of strangers so much, she made a magazine. Since she published her first zine in middle school, Emily has been an editor and contributor for dozens of media outlets, including the Chicago Reader, Sun-Times, Gapers Block and The Grammy’s. Read some of her reviews & profiles on local subcultures here.


  • Jason Radford
  • Kaley Fowler
  • Zach Stemerick
  • Rena Naltsas
  • Kelly O'Keefe
  • Amelia Pool
  • Amanda Corris