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Zachary Pincus-Roth is the deputy editor at L.A. Weekly, overseeing all arts & culture coverage. He has written about arts, entertainment, business, and technology for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, WSJ Magazine, Slate, Los Angeles Magazine, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, The New Republic, The Onion, McSweeney's, and other publications, and has appeared on NPR’s “On the Media.” He has worked as a staff writer at Variety and Playbill.com and was a Jerome Foundation Affiliated Writer at American Theatre magazine. He also wrote the official companion book to the hit Broadway musical “Avenue Q,” published by Hyperion in 2006. He also wrote for the inaugural Louis Vuitton Los Angeles City Guide, published in in 2009.

Zach served as a Tony Awards voter and was appointed to the nominating committee for the Lucille Lortel Awards. He won a 2010 National Entertainment Journalism Award and a 2010 Southern California Journalism Award, both from the Los Angeles Press Club, for his Slate article entitled “Best Weekend Never.” He has taught journalism at Loyola Marymount University and creative nonfiction at the University of Virginia Young Writers Workshop, and has been a guest teacher at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and UCLA Extension.

Zach has also performed standup comedy at venues such as the Laugh Factory, Westside Theater, and ComedySportz. He worked as a researcher and writers assistant for the Fox drama series “Lie to Me" and wrote a song for the show entitled “White Lie." He grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland and graduated from Princeton University.

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