Alec Banks is a Los Angeles-based writer by way of Chicago, which means he doesn't put ketchup on his prose. His work ranges from thoughts on culture, sports and fashion, and has appeared across the web in places like Esquire, Details, Maxim, GQ, Complex, Playboy, High Snob, Hypebeast and more. In the film world, he was a Quarterfinalist twice over for the prestigious Academy of Arts and Sciences 2011 Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting and a semi-finalist in 2014 (top 100 out of 7,500 entrants). To fatten up his paycheck, he has worked with bluechip brands like Puma, New Era, Ray Ban, MTV and LRG on branded campaigns.

He likes cheese fries, but can't find them in Los Angeles.