MARK GUARINO writes about culture, national news, and all points between.

He is a contributing writer to THE WASHINGTON POST where he covers Chicago and the Midwest. His writing also frequently appears in THE GUARDIAN, CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, REUTERS, THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, AGENCE-FRANCE PRESSE, MOJO, AL-JAZEERA AMERICA, among many other outlets. He was the Midwest Bureau Chief for THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR for six years where he covered the BP oil spill, labor, the environment, Hurricane Katrina recovery, hate crimes, federal trials, among many other topics. He was also the pop music critic for THE CHICAGO DAILY HERALD for 11 years.

He is a frequent media guest to talk about his work, having appeared on Sirius/XM POTUS Channel 124, National Public Radio (NPR), Geraldo Rivera, Al-Jazeera television, WGN-AM, WLS-AM, Russia Today (RT), and other outlets.

Mark teaches journalism at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

To read the full archive of Mark's work, please click on any of the outlets below.


The Washington Post
Al Jazeera America
The Guardian
Christian Science Monitor
Chicago Tribune
Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago Sun-Times
The New Orleans Advocate
Jazz Times
New York Magazine
Chicago Magazine
Living Blues
Daily Herald
No Depression
Chicago Social