Cintra Wilson is an American writer, performer and cultural critic. Dubbed “the Dorothy Parker of the cyber age,” she is best known for her commentary on popular culture which is often humorous and irreverent in tone. She contributed to the New York Times for its “Critical Shopper” series and is considered one of the 50 “most influential people working in New York fashion.”
Wilson is also a regular contributor to the Hartford Advocate for her political column “The C Word”. Her books include Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Style, A Massive Swelling: Celebrity Re-examined as a Grotesque Crippling Disease, Colors Insulting to Nature, and Caligula for President: Better American Living Through Tyranny. She wrote a bi-weekly column called The Dregulator, which critiqued the tabloid culture and was syndicated in a number of alternative weeklies. She was a frequent contributor to Salon.com from 1994–2007.