J.I. Baker began his journalism career as a reporter covering New York City clubs at Time Out New York, the weekly magazine he helped launch. During his tenure, he interviewed the likes of David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Clive Barker, Jason Starr, Peter Straub, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ethan Hawke. He then went to US magazine, where he editedamong othersChuck Palahniuk before becoming Deputy Editor at Glamour. From there, he went to Real Simple, where he spent four years before being made Development Editor at Time Inc. After two years as executive editor at Condé Nast Traveler, he is now a contributing editor. (See his latest pieces on Barcelona, Prague, and Marilyn Monroe.) Follow him on twitter, find him on facebook, or contact him here.