About

Hi. I’m Em. I’m the food editor at City Pages in Minneapolis, where I get paid to eat a lot of donuts and fried cheese curds. It’s as awesome as it sounds.

I also write for places like Tonic, VICE’s health and wellness vertical, where I’ve covered everything from the ways chemo messes with your sex life to drugs that could help end opioid addiction to the tricky process of addressing egg freezing with patients.

I’m the former editor in chief of Scout Somerville and Scout Cambridge, a pair of hyperlocal print magazines in Massachusetts, and prior to that was the editor of Northeastern University’s music mag, Tastemakers. I’ve done some feminist media criticism for Bitch and have published album reviews and music news in outlets like Under the Gun Review and OurStage.

My interests include—from most to least specific—collections of short fiction written by contemporary American women, emo bands from the Greater Philadelphia area, cycling (and cyclists’ rights), and the obvious: food. You can find me on Twitter, on LinkedIn, or hanging around at various MSP breweries. Shoot me an email at emilylcassel at gmail dot com or send me pitches at emily dot cassel at citypages dot com.