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Esther Bergdahl is a Brooklyn-based journalist, essayist, and editor writing about creativity and culture. Her work has appeared in CityLab, Mental Floss, Tonic, and the Chicago Tribune's RedEye. Previously she was copy chief at Mic and wrote features on pop culture and world news. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and of the University of Chicago.