Announcement from Amy King, editor and creative director of The Lily, and Neema Roshania Patel, deputy editor of The Lily:

We are pleased to announce a new addition to The Lily: Monica Castillo. In her new role, she will write quick takes off the news.

Monica is a writer and critic based in New York City. Previously, she wrote and curated film entries for The New York Times’ Watching, the TV and movie recommendation site. Her work has also appeared in The Village Voice,, Cosmopolitan, Remezcla, NPR and The Boston Globe. She completed her master’s degree at the University of Southern California as the school’s first film critic fellow.

She is The Lily’s first contract writer, and we are eager to add her fresh and distinct voice to The Lily. Please join us in welcoming Monica to The Post.