Devon Maloney is a culture journalist, feminist, and GIF apologist hailing from sunny El Segundo, California (no, she didn’t leave her wallet there, but you’re definitely the first person to ask!).
Currently, Devon’s name is burrowed deep in the CMS depths of sites like the Village Voice, Wired, VICE, Rolling Stone, MTV Hive, and Vulture, as well as within the ink-stained pages of the Boston Phoenix (R.I.P.). Before that, she was the News Editor at SPIN.com, and before that, you might’ve seen her work (or not, most likely) on the late, great Billboard Pro, where she worked as Assistant Editor and then sitting Editor; she also wrote for both of the other Billboard sites, and in Billboard magazine, to which she continues to contribute.
Devon recently learned that, in addition to her last name rhyming with “bologna,” her first name seems to be a type of low-grade Australian sandwich meat, as well, so, cheers to that, Universe. She has a tendency to type in all caps, and, unfortunately for the reputation of her demographic, lives in Brooklyn.
Some recent choice testimonials:
- “You laugh more in a day than I think I have in the past year.” -Steve Kandell, Longform Editor, Buzzfeed (former Editor-in-Chief, SPIN magazine)
- “Get out. Of the building.” -Evie Nagy, music editor, Billboard, when I asked (this was a long time ago, I swear) who “Poison” was by.
- “I hatelove you.” -Zach Kohn, Assistant Campaign Manager, AdCouncil
- “So much for @SPINmagazine’s run of intelligent Corgan/Pumpkins coverage. Horribly stupid ‘gotcha’ writeup” -Hipsters United, a “Smashing Pumpkins microblogger”
- “I just read something that totally pissed me off…It’s time to lose the hipster ‘tude” - Gregory, blogger, Unapologetically POP!
- “You’re really an angel, even if the angel of death.” -Nick Dierl, Publicist, Life or Death PR
- “Why does everything have to be a term paper with you?” -Luke Winkie, freelance writer, Ill-Advised Junior Sexist
- “The thing about Devon is I will always think she knows what she’s doing, even though she probably doesn’t.” - Dan Rys, freelance editor, Billboard.biz, and my roommate
- “The Lana Del Rey of music critics.” -Andy Silva, (Lana Del Rey’s) Publicist, Shorefire Media