Andrew LaVallee edits books news and features coverage for The New York Times. He previously spent 13 years at The Wall Street Journal, most recently as culture editor in New York. He also spent three years in Hong Kong leading lifestyle and cultural coverage for the Journal in Asia. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and Columbia University and began his journalism career at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass. Follow him at @andrewlavallee.