Bonnie Stiernberg

Bonnie Stiernberg is InsideHook's Managing Editor. Originally hailing from Chicago, she graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2009 with a BA in News-Editorial Journalism and wrote about music for The Deli Chicago and Chicago INNERVIEW Magazine before accepting an internship at Paste Magazine and moving to Atlanta in 2010. Eventually, she worked her way up at the publication, serving as Music Editor for nearly seven years and TV Editor for five. She has penned cover stories on Father John Misty, Wilco, Carrie Brownstein, The Flaming Lips and "Mad Men"'s John Slattery and Vincent Kartheiser, compiled an oral history of "The Wonder Years," written "Best of What's Next" profiles on The Civil Wars and Alabama Shakes long before they broke out and interviewed legends like Mavis Staples, Elvis Costello, The Band's Robbie Robertson and the Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten. After leaving Paste and relocating to Brooklyn in 2016, she wrote for publications like Billboard, Rolling Stone, Glamour,, Vice, No Depression, The Bluegrass Situation and more. Since first joining InsideHook in 2019, she has covered all things pop culture-related for the site, whether it's interviewing Alice Cooper or reviewing the latest buzzy HBO series. She also is a craft beer enthusiast who has spent countless hours chatting with brewers, attending beer festivals and tossing back a few cold ones in the name of journalism. (It's a tough gig, but someone's gotta do it.) When she's not working, she enjoys being tortured by her beloved Chicago Cubs.

All Articles From Bonnie Stiernberg

Friendship Advice From My Dad and His Best Pal of 50 Years

What's the secret to long-lasting friendship?

Which MLB Ballpark Has the Best Craft Beer? We Ranked All 30.

Never spend $15 on a watered-down macrobrew again

How Treefort Is Doing for Boise What SXSW Did for Austin

The multifaceted festival, which runs March 20-24, has helped bring national attention to Idaho's music scene

It Might Be Time for Lorne Michaels to Retire

Having Shane Gillis host "Saturday Night Live" is just the latest in a string of bad decisions

You Don't Need to Terrorize Actresses to Get Authentic Performances Out of Them

Vincent Gallo is under investigation by SAG for the sexually inappropriate things he reportedly said during auditions for "The Policeman"

The Albums We’re Most Looking Forward to in 2024

The new year will bring new LPs from Vampire Weekend, Waxahatchee and more

In Defense of Staying in on New Year's Eve

Going out on Dec. 31 is always a nightmare. Here's why you should just stay home.

Our Favorite TV Shows of 2023

Featuring shocking deaths, outrageous comedy and one extremely elaborate prank

Our Favorite Movies of 2023

From small indies to big-budget fare and, yes, Barbenheimer, these were the movies that stuck with us

We Tasted and Ranked 25 of the Best Christmas Beers

From cookie-inspired stouts to winter IPAs, these beers will make your holiday meal merry and bright

The Albums InsideHook Editors Will Be Listening to This Thanksgiving

Give these records a spin as you slip into your food coma

Photographer Lynn Goldsmith Reflects on Bruce Springsteen’s “Darkness on the Edge of Town” Era

Goldsmith's new photo book captures The Boss at a pivotal moment in his career