Professional Bio.

C-Monster.net is produced by Carolina A. Miranda, a freelance writer and editor who covers art, architecture, creativity and travel for a variety of national and regional media, including Time, ARTNews, ARCHITECT, Art in America, Budget Travel, Centurion, Lonely Planet and Fast Company. As part of her freelance work, she has written features on the use of biotechnological processes in art, the Latin American radicalism of architect Oscar Niemeyer, the rise of fine art video games, and the burgeoning food scene in Lima, Peru.

In addition to her written work, Miranda is a regular contributor to various public radio programs. Her reports — on topics as diverse as the L.A. arts scene and the history of the taco — have appeared on programs such as NPR’s All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, as well as PRI’s Studio 360. She is also a regular contributor at KCRW, the popular public radio affiliate in Los Angeles. For three years until 2012, she served as a contributing art critic at New York Public Radio sister stations WNYC and WQXR. There, she produced the arts blog Gallerina, as well as weekly, local arts reports for various on-air programs. She also hosted the two-part audio documentary Perfect City, about New York during the time of the Abstract Expressionists.

Prior to working as a freelancer, Miranda was a general assignment reporter at Time magazine, where she covered arts, education and social issues, among other subjects. During her time there, she interviewed Al Gore about his global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth, reported on the burgeoning industry of skatepark design and was part of the team that broke the news of irregularities in FEMA director Michael Brown’s resume in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

She was named a fellow in the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program twice — in 2008 and 2011 — for C-Monster.net. The blog has been cited by numerous media, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and Mediaite. She has also generated a following on her Twitter feed (@cmonstah). The New York Times named her one of nine people to follow on Twitter and the L.A. Times dubbed her a Twitter ‘favorite.’ In 2012, she received a Deadline Club Award nomination for an Andy Warhol-related Twitter project which she organized on behalf of WNYC, in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art.

She lives in Southern California.

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Bio Last Updated: July 2013.