LA Weekly editor Drex Heikes told the staff this afternoon that the paper's new arts and culture editor will be Zachary Pincus-Roth. He starts March 7; here's his blog. The arts and culture beat the Weekly excludes film and music, which have their own editors. Email to the staff with the new editor's background is after the jump. Tom Christie left the Weekly in November.
With great pleasure I am announcing that Zachary Pincus-Roth will be our new deputy editor for arts and culture.
Zach has been a familiar face on the LA arts scene for several years as freelance reporter writing about arts and entertainment for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Slate, Los Angeles Magazine, and other publications. His articles have focused on theater, film, the culture of Hollywood, and the intersection of technology and entertainment. He has won awards from the
LA Press Club and has appeared on NPR¹s "On the Media."
Before moving to Los Angeles, Zach lived in New York, where he worked as a staff writer at Variety and at Playbill.com, wrote theater reviews for Newsday, and wrote the companion book to the Broadway musical "Avenue Q."
He grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland and graduated in 2002 from Princeton University, where he majored in philosophy, received a certificate in theater, and wrote and acted for the Princeton Triangle Club comedy group.
Zach will preside over virtually all arts and culture content, with the exception of film and music, which have their own editors. His immediate mission will include a major expansion of our arts blog in April--including the hiring of an arts writer. He also will lead the search for a new visual
arts critic. Zach starts Monday March 7.