Courtney Balestier is a writer and journalist. A generalist disposed to obsession with matters culinary and musical, she has written about a range of topics that includes Chinese grocery stores, Jack White, and New York City's clown population. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Every Day with Rachael Ray, Paste, Self-Titled Magazine and Time Out New York. She holds a bachelor's degree in news journalism from West Virginia University and a master's degree in magazine journalism from New York University. Originally from West Virginia, Courtney lives and works in Brooklyn.