Michelle Castillo is a journalist and photographer who is currently trying to make ends meet in New York City. You can see her most recent work on CBSnews.com and in various worldwide editions of Metro News.

She has written for The Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, the Hollywood Reporter, Billboard.com, City Arts, MSNBC.com, TIME.com and EW.com,among other publications. When she’s not chasing down an arts story, she’s trying to dissect the hidden pop culture relevance behind your favorite films, television series or music.

Castillo graduated from UCLA with a Political Science B.A., Communications Studies B.A. and a minor in Film, Television and Digital Media. She received her Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.