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Portfolio

Portfolio of Published Works by Lauren Johnson

Books:

Beastly Basketball. Sports Illustrated Kids. Spring 2014. SLJ Review here.
The Long Blink. (In review) 2015-16
Confessions of a Beijing Bartender (In progress) 2016
West from 31°. (In progress) 2016
The Expedition Chronicles, Topside
(In review) 2015
The Expedition Chronicles, Terra Firma
(In progress) 2015
The Expedition Chronicles, Tertiary
(Pending) 2016

Editing positions & Ongoing Contributions:

Digital Editor. Pace Communications, 2015
Nightlife & Sports Editor.
City Weekend Magazine, 2011-2012
Digital Editor. Hops Magazine, 2011
Web Editor. Nile Guide Beijing & Shanghai, 2008- 2011
Contributor. Abandon the Cube, 2008 – Present
Contributor. Eye Pod, Motion Global, 2009 – 2012
Contributor. Expat Rockstar, 2007-2008
Research & Publications Editor. Evolution Securities, 2007-2008

Cover Stories:

Black Rabbit Music Festival. City Weekend Magazine. September, 2011

Travel Features:

In Conversation: John Legend on Travel, Wine and Designing his First Four Seasons Jet Trip. Four Seasons Magazine. June, 2015
Best Family Vacations Around the Globe from Four Seasons. Four Seasons Magazine. May, 2015
The Best Places to Visit in Europe for Art and Architecture. Four Seasons Magazine. May, 2015
A Contemporary Chinese Wedding in Beijing. Four Seasons Wedding Magazine. May, 2015
Discover Absurdistan
. City Weekend Magazine. September, 2011
Riders Relish Risks of Open Road. China Daily Newspaper. March, 2011
Inside an Adventure Rally. Adventure World Magazine. May, 2011
Falling Inline With Friends. China Daily Newspaper. February, 2011
The Changing Face of Nanluoguxiang. City Weekend Magazine. October, 2011

Political/News Features:

History Reverses Itself as US Sends Students to China. China Today Magazine. July, 2011
Sales Success: How to motivate and retain a talented Chinese sales force. China Economic Review. December, 2011
The Dragon Baby Phenomenon. Urbanatomy Magazine. January, 2012
Behind the Scenes in Beijing’s Bar Scene: Investigating Rising Booze Prices. Urbanatomy Magazine. February, 2012

Community Features:

Drum roll: A tribute to percussion. City Weekend Magazine. November, 2011
Spooked: Beijing’s Best Halloween Parties. City Weekend Magazine. October, 2011
Booze 101: Bartending Courses in Beijing. City Weekend Magazine. September, 2011
Boozy Bells: Beijing’s Best Ladies’ Nights. City Weekend Magazine. September, 2011
Old School: Interactive Drinking. City Weekend Magazine. September, 2011
Mission Martini. City Weekend Magazine. August, 2011
Brew Dog comes to China. City Weekend Magazine. August, 2011
Art of the Tease. City Weekend Magazine. August, 2011
Off the Hookah: Guide to Water pipes in Beijing. City Weekend Magazine. August, 2011
Stepping Out: A review of the GLBT bars in the capital. City Weekend Magazine. July, 2011
A Principled Beijing Beer Importer. Hops Magazine. July, 2011
Making Waves: Beijing’s best Pool Parties. City Weekend Magazine. July, 2011
Falling Behind: Beijing’s Electronic Music. City Weekend Magazine. June, 2011
Get Happy: Beijing’s Best Happy Hours. City Weekend Magazine. June, 2011
Summer Abroad Programs to Jump Start Your Future. Parents & Kids Magazine. June, 2011
Meower! Chinese Whiskers Book Review. City Weekend Magazine. Beijing and Shanghai. April, 2011
Virtual Tours Make Museums Available Around the Clock. China Daily Newspaper. April 19, 2011
A Tale of the Chefs Who’ve Stayed. City Weekend Magazine. April, 2011
Zither Performer Plays Heartstrings. China Daily Newspaper. March 24, 2011
Talented Writers Highlight International Literary Festival. China Daily Newspaper. January 31, 2011
Australian Day Celebrated in Chinese Capital. China Daily Newspaper. January 26, 2011
A Square of Blue Sky in City. China Daily Newspaper. January 24, 2011
Getting Into the Spirit of Competition. China Daily Newspaper. January 4, 2011

Music Features:

You Spin Me. City Weekend Magazine. November, 2011.
Konvict Muzik? City Weekend Magazine. October,, 2011.
Revolutionary Art. City Weekend Magazine. October, 2011
Boys Gone Wild. City Weekend Magazine. September, 2011
Sultry Star Power. City Weekend Magazine. June, 2011
Rocking the Wall. City Weekend Magazine. June, 2011
Musical A-Team. City Weekend Magazine. September, 2011
Comeback Kids. City Weekend Magazine. August, 2011
Burning Bright. City Weekend Magazine. June, 2011

Interviews:

Southern Hospitality: Interview with Ludacris. City Weekend Magazine
Interview with Steve Bug. City Weekend Magazine
Interview with Boys Noize. City Weekend Magazine
Interview with Monika Kruse. City Weekend Magazine
Honkey Tonked. Interview with Randy Abel. City Weekend Magazine
DJ Heroes. Interview with Birdy Nam Nam. City Weekend Magazine
Hotties in China: Interview with 30 Seconds to Mars. City Weekend Magazine
French-American Fusion: Interview with Marianne Dissard. City Weekend Magazine
Interview with DJ Vadim and the Electric and the Shaaw Brothers. City Weekend Magazine
Talking Shop: Interview with Yellowcard. City Weekend Magazine
Why the House Closed. Interview with Miao Wong. City Weekend Magazine
Jordi Valles: Agua Restaurant’s Executive Chef. Hops Magazine. Winter, 2011
Unique Sound: Interview with Gold Panda. City Weekend Magazine
DJ Tnem on Beijing’s Music Scene. City Weekend Magazine
Smarty Pants: Interview with Perfume Genius. City Weekend Magazine
Shakespeare Lovers: Interview with Titus Andronicus. City Weekend Magazine
Latin King. Interview with Leo Anjos. City Weekend Magazine
Murder Inc. Interview with Groove Assassin. City Weekend Magazine
Renaissance Man: Interview with Zac Courtney. City Weekend Magazine
Fake Music Media Co-Founder Tells All. City Weekend Magazine
Hooked: Interview with Peter Hook. City Weekend Magazine
Scratch Doctor: Interview with DJ Fu. City Weekend Magazine
Slowboat Brewery: A Discussion with Founder Chandler Jurinka. Hops Magazine. Winter, 2011
Right Track: DJ A-Trak. City Weekend Magazine
Behind the Shadow: DJ Shadow Tells All. City Weekend Magazine
Hand Full: Interview with DJ Tittsworth. City Weekend Magazine
Beijing’s Badr Boy: Interview with Beijing Daze. City Weekend Magazine
Down and Dirty. City Weekend Magazine

Bar & Restaurant Reviews:

Heating Up: 99 Degrees. City Weekend Magazine. November, 2011
Secret Retreat: Offside. City Weekend Magazine. November, 2011
Turkish Yum. City Weekend Magazine. October, 2011
Irish Charm. City Weekend Magazine. October, 2011
Getting Cozy in Ala House. City Weekend Magazine. September, 2011
Hutong Hooch: The Orchid. City Weekend Magazine. September, 2011
Raise the Red Lantern: Lantern Club. City Weekend Magazine. September, 2011
A Lofty Branch: By the Tree. City Weekend Magazine. August, 2011
Little Red Bar: Revolution. City Weekend Magazine. August, 2011
Gulou Holy Grail: Temple Bar. City Weekend Magazine. August, 2011
Union Bar and Grille. Hops Magazine. August, 2011
Belgian Bar Beer Mania Gets Makeover. Hops Magazine. July, 2011
The Beijing Man Cave: Paddy O’ Shea’s. Hops Magazine. July, 2011
Tin Tin-tastic: Beer Mania. City Weekend Magazine. July, 2011
Suburban Star Paddy’s Pit Stop Review. City Weekend Magazine. June, 2011
The Roof of the World Fez Bar Review. City Weekend Magazine. June, 2011
Heavenly Pieces Victoria Secrets Bar Review. City Weekend Magazine. June, 2011
Dirty Prom Baby, oh! Bar Review. City Weekend Magazine. June, 2011
Suit Up! My Life Bar Review. City Weekend Magazine. May, 2011

Sports Features:

Tackle Time: Interview with Hadleigh Crysell. City Weekend Magazine. November, 2011
Ultimate X-treme: Interview with Anthony Tao. City Weekend Magazine. November, 2011
Devils Rugby: A Chat with the Chairman Sam Callagham. Hops Magazine. Winter, 2011
Interview with laser tagger Mike Widing. City Weekend Magazine. October, 2011
Where to Watch the Rugby Playoffs in Beijing. City Weekend Magazine. September, 2011
Gumby Girl: Interview with Donna Siems. City Weekend Magazine. July, 2011
Interview with Coach K. City Weekend Magazine. August, 2011
The Way of the Warrior: Learn from the Masters. The Beijinger Magazine. April, 2012
Interview with footballer Mo Yasin. City Weekend Magazine. September, 2011
Interview with Pilates Pro Alona Vostrikova. City Weekend Magazine. September, 2011
Interview with Dodge ball king Maxime Pourrat. City Weekend Magazine. August, 2011
Interview with climber Katariina Rahikainen. City Weekend Magazine. July, 2011
Interview with footballer Mohammad Ujam. City Weekend Magazine. June, 2011
Interview with lacrosse pro Mike Elephante. City Weekend Magazine Shanghai. June, 2011
Interview with MMA Fighter Youcef Zalagh. City Weekend Magazine. June, 2011
Interview with golfer Bobby Miller. City Weekend Magazine. June, 2011
Where to Catch Super Bowl XLV in Beijing. China Daily Newspaper. February, 2011