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

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

Buck Meek Is Always Up for a Challenge

The Big Thief guitarist understands that love is hard work — and so is writing about it.

With “The Curse,” Nathan Fielder Cements His Status as TV’s Most Fascinating Auteur

The comedian once again skewers reality TV, and he's not afraid to make you cringe while he does it

This Furniture Company Saved Me From Completely Losing My Mind During a Move

Settlein has everything you could possibly need to furnish a new apartment

Is It Really Fair to Call “Now and Then” the Last Beatles Song?

Does a song that's been pieced together with AI really count?

The 27 Best Tasting Pumpkin Beers in 2023

Sweet, spicy and downright ghoulish: we tried them all so you don't have to

How “SNL” and Late-Night Shows Are Working Around the Actors’ Strike

Here's why performers on the sketch comedy show aren't technically crossing the picket line

Can Chicago’s Notorious Malört Take Over America?

The local favorite recently expanded its distribution from four states to more than 30

Allison Russell Is Ready to Embrace Joy

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter's new album is all about the power of finding happiness after trauma

Why Do Festival Disasters Like Burning Man Keep Happening?

When will promoters start prioritizing safety?

You Have No One to Blame But Yourself If You Buy Tickets to Fyre Festival 2

Convicted con man Billy McFarland is back with a new grift

Can We Stop Pretending Rock Stars Are Ageless?

There's nothing wrong with getting old, but why pretend it's not happening?