The Arts Paper is a dedicated team of writers, freelancers and collaborators who believe that community-based reporting isn't just a job.

It's a way of life. 

LUCY GELLMAN,

 

EDITOR

Lucy is a lapsed art historian who loves wordplay almost as much as community building. Prior to her time at The Arts Paper she was a reporter at the New Haven Independent and station manager at WNHH Community Radio, where she still produces and hosts Kitchen Sync, a show about food and New Haven. 

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LEAH ANDELSMITH, REPORTER

Leah Andelsmith is a writer living in New Haven. In addition to writing creative non-fiction for the Arts Paper and Long Wharf Theatre, she writes stories about magic and the strength of spirit. You can find her on Facebook and at her website.

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KAREN MARKS, REPORTER

Karen Marks is a rising senior at Yale College, majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. She worked with Down Magazine, Yale’s online magazine that centers the voices of students of color, for three years; and as an intern in the Sacramento Bee’s newsroom, focusing on the city’s arts and culture.

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STEPHEN URCHICK, REPORTER& LAYOUT EDITOR

Stephen Urchick is a PhD student in the History of Art at Yale University. He first came to The Arts Paper during a year-long leave of absence, intending to deepen his participation in New Haven's arts and public life. While an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, Stephen wrote extensively for the alternative community news magazine South Side Weekly, led collections-based gallery experiences at the Smart Museum of Art, and held internships with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Gene Siskel Film Center

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MALIA WEST, REPORTER

Malia west is a rising first-year MFA candidate at the Yale School of Drama and actress with credits at New Haven's Collective Consciousness Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, and more. In addition to her work reviewing theater for The Arts Paper, she has written extensively for Broadway Black.