Elizabeth Weil

Features Writer, New York Magazine

Elizabeth Weil is a features writer for New York Magazine. She won an Emmy in 2023, and she lives in San Francisco. Previously, she covered climate and California for ProPublica and was a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine. She’s also co-written two best sellers. More of her work can be found at

  1. encounter
    Ethical Sluthood at 79Dossie Easton, co-author of the original poly bible, looks at the world she has helped wrought.
  2. off the grid
    The Women Who Walked AwayWhat drove a Colorado mother to flee into the Rocky Mountains with her teenage son and her sister?
  3. tomorrow
    Sam Altman Is the Oppenheimer of Our AgeHe insists the artificial intelligence he is creating could destroy civilization even as he hastens its advancement. Do we know enough about him?
  4. first person
    Banishing the Flannel NightgownEsther Perel believes relationships require holding on to mystery and desire. Twenty-three years into marriage, it’s a lesson I’m always relearning.
  5. urbanism
    Spiraling in San Francisco’s Doom LoopWhat it’s like to live in a city that no longer believes its problems can be fixed.
  6. artificial intelligence
    You Are Not a ParrotAnd a chatbot is not a human. And a linguist named Emily M. Bender is very worried what will happen when we forget this.
  7. sbf: the virtue was the con
    Wait, But Weren’t His Parents Law Professors?The Stanford genius bubble that birthed SBF.
  8. life after warming
    How to Live in a CatastropheIn search of a way to think clearly about the planetary crisis.
  9. power
    Canceled at 17When kids make mistakes and classmates never forgive.
  10. books
    The Sad Young Literary Man Is Now a Middle-Aged DadKeith Gessen wrote a memoir about family life. His wife, Emily Gould, is mostly okay with that.
  11. encounter
    Wendy MacNaughton’s Drawing LessonsThe illustrator teaching kids (and their parents) how to see.
  12. Ocean Beach: New-Money Surfers Wipe Out Old S.F.It’s a beautiful day at Ocean Beach: head-high peelers; winds offshore; Audi wagons double-parked along the Great Highway, each one driven by a […]