Barbara Tannenbaum is a freelance writer based in San Rafael, CA. Her pieces on arts and culture have appeared in the New York Times, San Francisco magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Daily Beast, and Salon.com. Her fiction has appeared in the Catamaran Literary Reader and Chicago Quarterly Review and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s held senior editorial positions at San Francisco Focus, Edutupia.org, and the California Academy of Sciences where she wrote for Science Today, Cal Academy’s online news channel. You can find more of her work at barbaratannenbaum.com.