Danielle Levsky is a trilingual (English, Russian, French) arts/culture journalist and web/print designer. A former pagination designer/copy editor for the Chicago Tribune, her work has been published by Mental Floss, Thrillist, Pittsburgh City Paper, Femsplain, among others. Currently, she works as a theater writer/reviewer for Newcity Magazine and a content developer for Cognitive Arts. She recently finished a seven month program as an assistant English language teacher at Lycée Raymond Loewy, an applied arts and design high school in La Souterraine, France.
Recently, she has covered community news, arts/culture reviews, lifestyle editorials and arts/culture events for several publications. Danielle’s main interests lie in cultural criticism, especially related to theater, music, literature and feminism. Past reporting topics include LGBTQ+, housing development/infrastructure, restaurant and hotel industry and dating/relationships.
Before launching her professional career, Danielle earned a B.A. (cum laude) in English writing with a minor in French language and literature from the University of Pittsburgh in three years. There, she worked at The Original Magazine in the roles of writer, editor, assistant graphic designer, head designer and finally, Editor-in-Chief. She also completed a semester abroad at the Cours de Civilisation Française through l’Université Paris-Sorbonne in Paris, France during her sophomore year. During her time there, she created a study abroad blog that focused on travel and culture observation/comparison.
In her spare time, she enjoys writing creative/personal essays, poetry and short stories, some of which can be found on her writing blog. When not writing, she enjoys getting lost in new cities, people watching, reading in the sun and drinking copious amounts of tea.
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