Belinda Luscombe is an editor-at-large at TIME magazine in New York City. From 2003-2008, Luscombe served as TIME’s arts editor, a role in which she directed all of the magazine’s cultural coverage—from books to ballet, and from movies to architecture—and wrote profiles and culture stories.
She joined TIME as a staff writer in March 1995 and since then has written cover stories on such varied subjects as state of American marriage, the rising importance of design and the science of dating. As an editor, she oversaw covers on everything from the latter Star Wars movies to George Clooney to the practices of churches that promise wealth to their congregants. She also regularly contributes humor columns to the essay pages of Time and blogs on the science and economics of interpersonal relationships.
Luscombe began her journalism career at the Daily Telegraph in Sydney, Australia. Her work has also appeared in New York magazine, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Mademoiselle, the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Vogue and Vogue Australia, Australian Harper’s Bazaar, Arena (Great Britain), and the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong). She has contributed humorous essays to several books, including Dick for a Day (Simon & Schuster) and Fresh Milk (Random House).
Born in Sydney, Luscombe holds a B.A. in English Literature (Hons.) and a Dip.Ed. from the University of Sydney. Currently she’s also an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She’s married with two kids.