Allaire Nuss

Allaire Nuss Shape contributor
Education: Drake University, B.A. in Writing

Allaire Nuss is an associate evergreen editor at Entertainment Weekly and community arts curator at ILK HAUS. She was associate editor, performance content (entertainment + home) at Dotdash Meredith. She researched and reviewed various services for lots of magazines. There are few things Allaire is more passionate about than art, and she considers it an honor that words pay her bills.

Allaire lives in ILK HAUS, an arts collective in Des Moines, Iowa that hosts concerts, readings, and other creative events by good people. She also publishes a quarterly zine about arts in Des Moines for the collective. Originally from Kansas City, Allaire is a longtime supporter of grassroots arts spaces there, including Parker 2, a DIY music venue that hosted everything from poetry slams to punk shows.

Allaire Nuss started graduated from Drake University, where her writing won the 2020 Hearst Feature Writing Competition and Story of the Year at the 2021 Associated Collegiate Press Convention. Most of her writing career has focused on entertainment topics. She covered arts and culture for dsm Magazine as an intern and created Dead Moines, a podcast and audible case study of live music in Iowa's capital. She also interned with a variety of small book presses throughout college, working directly with independent authors from all over the country.

After college, Allaire joined Meredith as a staff writer for Daily Paws, covering pet news and entertainment. She later joined Meredith's performance content team, writing reviews of everything from wine subscriptions to fitness trackers.

Allaire's work appears in People, Entertainment Weekly, Daily Mail, Health, Shape, Food & Wine, Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, Parents, MyRecipes, Daily Paws, The Spruce, dsm Magazine, St. Louis Magazine, and elsewhere.

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