Lynn Crosbie was born in Montreal and is a cultural critic who writes a weekly pop culture column for The Globe and Mail. She holds a Ph.D. in English literature with a background in visual studies, and she teaches at the University of Toronto and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her books (of poetry and prose) include Pearl, Queen Rat, and Dorothy L'Amour. She is also the author of the controversial book, Paul's Case and the editor of The Girl Wants To. She is a contributing editor at Fashion, and a National Magazine Award Winner who has written about sports, style, art, and music. She lives in Toronto.