I Lived the #VanLife. It Wasn’t Pretty.

Caity Weaver spends the whole of this essay complaining — which makes it highly entertaining. Exposing the miserable reality behind the Instagram photos depicting #vanlife, this is a breath of fresh (van) air.

To suggest that the worst part of vacationing in a van is sleeping in a van is not fair to the other aspects of the endeavor, which are also all the worst part — but it is cramped, slovenly and bad. It is impossible to make a bed while already sprawled atop it. If you are sharing a vehicle that does not have rear doors on both sides, as ours didn’t, the portside sleeper will be effectively trapped on their half of the bed from the moment they enter it, as I was.

Published: Apr 20, 2022
Length: 17 minutes (4,410 words)

This Gen X Mess

A fun, ranging package about Generation X. It includes essays on Evan Dando, The Rules, John Singleton, Grunge music and fashion, CK One, among other 90s touchstones,  plus a piece in which Caity Weaver rewinds 25 years to 1994 and spends a week only using what limited technologies existed then.

Published: May 14, 2019
Length: 94 minutes (23,739 words)

What Is Glitter?

It’s a literal tautology. A sparkly, sparkly tautology.

Published: Dec 21, 2018
Length: 13 minutes (3,273 words)

How Maya Rudolph Became the Master of Impressions

Caity Weaver profiles actress and comedian Maya Rudolph upon the debut of her new series, “Forever.”

Published: Sep 14, 2018
Length: 26 minutes (6,611 words)

Jeff Bridges Will Be “The Dude,” Now and Forever

Caity Weaver chills with Jeff Bridges for this profile at GQ. At 67, Bridges is totally cool with being known as the Dude, twenty years after The Big Lebowski.

Source: GQ
Published: Sep 20, 2017
Length: 6 minutes (1,505 words)

The Ken Doll Reboot: Beefy, Cornrowed, and Pan-Racial

A behind-the-scenes look at the redesign process of the new, diverse lineup of Ken Dolls.

Source: GQ
Published: Jun 20, 2017
Length: 16 minutes (4,104 words)

Dwayne Johnson for President!

A profile that will leave you smiling. Caity Weaver spends time with the most lovable man in Hollywood — his secret gyms, his desire to keep you properly hydrated, his rare ability to remember everything about you — and his possible next quest: a run for president.

Source: GQ
Published: May 10, 2017
Length: 21 minutes (5,419 words)

My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday’s Endless Appetizers

Gawker had a contentious existence. Let’s celebrate the variety of its material by rereading this hilarious story of one reporter’s self-destructive marathon of cheap mozzarella-stick-eating spent without reading material, wi-fi or sleep, just the satisfaction of winning a bet. It gets ugly fast.

Source: Gawker
Published: Jul 18, 2014
Length: 25 minutes (6,281 words)

Kim Kardashian West on Kanye and Taylor Swift, What’s in O.J.’s Bag, and Understanding Caitlyn

Celebrity interviews are often riddled with softball questions and tightly controlled by publicists. Kim Kardashian West’s full-time job is getting the public interested in her personal life, which means she doesn’t hold back in this interview with GQ.

Source: GQ
Published: Jun 16, 2016
Length: 20 minutes (5,035 words)

Justin Bieber Would Like to Reintroduce Himself

Justin Bieber is not easy to talk to. Despite that, Caity Weaver is able to write a funny and engaging celebrity profile of the pop star.

Source: GQ
Published: Feb 11, 2016
Length: 21 minutes (5,338 words)