Now Here We Go Again, We See the Crystal Visions

“With the help of Fleetwood Mac, the mailman, and 68 high school students, the author of Heavy finds hope for the future.”

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Nov 19, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,565 words)

AOC’s Next Four Years

“The history-making congresswoman addresses her biggest critics, the challenges that loom no matter who wins, and what she’s taking on next.”

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Oct 28, 2020
Length: 22 minutes (5,611 words)

On Witness and Respair: A Personal Tragedy Followed By Pandemic

“The acclaimed novelist lost her beloved husband—the father of her children—as COVID-19 swept across the country. She writes through their story, and her grief.”

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Sep 1, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,146 words)

Mississippi: A Poem, In Days

“I am more successful than I’ve ever imagined. Yet, I am terrified of sleeping because my body no longer knows how to dream. I know that people die in their dreams. I am not afraid of death. I am afraid of being killed while dreaming. Driving while Black. Jogging while Black. Dreaming while Black. Fighting while Black. Loving while Black. I wonder if movement, mobility, love are the features of Black life the worst of white Americans most despise.”

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Aug 24, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,928 words)

The Life Breonna Taylor Lived, in the Words of Her Mother

“She started walking early—like at nine months, so she was just a little person early. I always say she had an old soul. She liked listening to the blues with my mother. She would sing me the blues. It was hilarious. She used to sing ‘Last Two Dollars.’ That was her song.”

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Aug 24, 2020
Length: 26 minutes (6,720 words)

How Kinfolk Magazine Defined the Millennial Aesthetic…and Unraveled Behind the Scenes

The magazine that The New York Times called “the Martha Stewart Living of the Portland set” built its reputation with a simple clean look and an ethos about slowing down and reconnecting with people. Unfortunately, life was much messier.
Author: Lisa Abend
Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Mar 19, 2020
Length: 20 minutes (5,204 words)

The Big Bitcoin Heist

Think of it like Ocean’s 11, but in Iceland and with cryptocurrency.

Author: Mark Seal
Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Nov 4, 2019
Length: 20 minutes (5,050 words)

Ten Years Ago, I Called Out David Letterman. This Month, We Sat Down to Talk.

Comedy writer Nell Scovell — who quit her job on Late Night with David Letterman in 1990 after just five months because of sexism and “sexual favoritism,” and who called out Letterman in another Vanity Fair piece 10 years ago, following the revelation that he was cheating on his wife with various women who worked for him — sits down with a newly chastened Letterman, and receives a genuine apology from him.

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Oct 30, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,510 words)

The Often Perilous, Sometimes Lucrative, and Ever-Evolving Business of Being a YouTube Star in 2019

“Really, the digital creator class’s legitimacy is arising out of the passage of time. YouTube fame isn’t novel to Gen-Zers. It simply is.”

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Oct 7, 2019
Length: 19 minutes (4,956 words)

To Cheat and Lie in L.A.: How the College-Admissions Scandal Ensnared the Richest Families in Southern California

Presenting themselves as model, enviable parents only made their fall harder, and more enjoyable for spectators. It’s a shame they took their kids down with them.

Source: Vanity Fair
Published: Jul 31, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,124 words)