Laurie Ulster

Writer, Editor, Curator. Content Strategist

New York, NY

Laurie Ulster

Freelance writer specializing in entertainment, parenting, pop culture, food & chefs, Star Trek stuff, trending news, and lifestyle topics. Supervising Producer on the Star Trek: Discovery aftershow.


Kurt Vonnegut’s Daughter: 'My Dad, The Doodler'

Nanette Vonnegut gives us a glimpse into who her father really was.

INTERVIEW: Mike and Denise Okuda Talk “The Roddenberry Vault”

Mike and Denise Okuda take us into The Roddenberry Vault, giving us the highlights of their work on the secret Star Trek project. Link to Story

The Many Sides of Scott Conant

Read our espresso-fueled interview with Scott Conant.
The Chefs Connection Link to Story

Ed Cotton’s Life in Food, on TV and in the Kitchen

Executive Chef Ed Cotton talks about almost winning Top Chef, and the joys of plastic wrap.
The Chefs Connection Link to Story

INTERVIEW: Connor Trinneer Talks Math, Trip’s Pregnant “Enterprise” Days And “Star Trek: Discovery” Possibilities

He also talks about playing George W. Bush in a new Tom Cruise movie. Link to Story

Top Ten Tales From The Kitchen

The restaurant world is a little nuts.
The Chefs Connection Link to Story

TrekMovie Interview: Denise Crosby

We got a few minutes with Denise Crosby at the Star Trek Online booth at Missions New York last weekend. Link to Story

Jordan Hoffman: The TrekMovie Interview, Part 1

We sat down with Jordan to talk Trek, get the skinny on his plans for the podcast, and more. Link to Story

Jordan Hoffman: The TrekMovie Interview, Part 2

This is part 2 of our interview with Jordan Hoffman, host of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast. Link to Story

Celebrity Chefs' Summer Eats: Marcus Samuelsson's Swedish Hot Dogs

Marcus Samuelsson kicks off our 'Celebrity Chefs' Summer Eats' series with a taste of home.

Julian Plyter's Lower East Side

Mix in some old school New York with modern, fun cuisine on the Lower East Side.
My Fave Places Link to Story

'As You Wish': Cary Elwes on The Making of 'The Princess Bride'

Westley wrote a fan-pleasing book looking behind the scenes of the 1987 cult classic.


Laurie Ulster

I'm a freelance writer who used to be a TV producer, and then switched to digital, running sites like A&E and Fuse. My work most frequently appears at,, and at Scary Mommy, where I've written about parenting, lifestyle, feminism, pop culture, and just about anything else. I've contributed to The Chefs Connection (yum!), Momtastic, Women at Warp, YourTango, My Fave Places, Fuse, Great Moments in Parenting, and Purple Clover. I am also the editor of my local newspaper.



  • personal essays
  • entertainment coverage
  • interviewing
  • copy editing
  • content strategy
  • content curation
  • editing
  • writing