Virginia Postrel, a Bloomberg View columnist, writes about commerce and culture, innovation, economics, and public policy. She's the author of "The Power of Glamour," "The Future and Its Enemies" and "The Substance of Style."
Postrel was described by Sam Tanenhaus as "a master D.J. who sequences the latest riffs from the hard sciences, the social sciences, business, and technology, to name only a few sources." She has been a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the New York Times and Forbes. From July 1989 to January 2000, Postrel was the editor of Reason magazine, which under her leadership was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards three times for essays and public interest journalism. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Los Angeles.