Kerry Howley

Features Writer, New York Magazine

Kerry Howley is an L.A.-based features writer for New York Magazine and a three-time National Magazine Award nominee. Previously she was a professor at the University of Iowa’s nonfiction-writing M.F.A. program. She is the author of Thrown and Bottom’s Up and the Devil Laughs.

  1. culture
    Erewhon’s SecretsJapanese utopians. Corporate glow-ups. $400 smoothies. The strange history of the world’s most cultish grocery store.
  2. debate club
    Scenes From the End of the Sexual RevolutionBari Weiss’s big debate did the opposite of offend.
  3. power
    Ginni and Clarence Thomas: A Love StoryHow a fiercely loyal couple saved one another, raged against their enemies, and brought the American experiment to the brink.
  4. profile
    Jorie Graham’s Late WorkHow the poet — living with cancer, reeling from her mother’s death, and isolated on an island — wrote one of the finest books of her long career.
  5. power
    Surveillance Is Made of DogsHow not to infiltrate an NSA building.
  6. power
    House of SpearsOne year ago, Britney Spears was freed from a notorious conservatorship. What possessed her father to seize near-total control of her life?
  7. early and often
    Ask a Whistleblower: How Much Trouble Is Donald Trump In?Advice from another guy who had his house ransacked in search of classified documents.
  8. stop the steal
    Off the Conspiracy Coast With Patrick ByrneHow the founder of became a principal player in the January 6 hearings.
  9. power
    The Woman Who Killed RoeMarjorie Dannenfelser’s single-minded pursuit of an end to abortion.
  10. obits
    Joan Didion and the Courage to Say What You MeanThe lesson to take from her is one of wild conviction.
  11. january 6
    Gina. Rosanne. Guy.What three January 6 insurrectionists wanted — and what they lost.
  12. drone wars
    The Drone Leaker“Second Snowden” Daniel Hale exposed the machinery of America’s clandestine warfare. Why did no one seem to care?
  13. capitol riot
    QAnon and the Bright Rise of BeliefJanuary 6 was a terrifying day in history, not least because it felt like witnessing the birth of a religion.
  14. vision 2020
    Tulsi Gabbard Had a Very Strange ChildhoodWhich may just help explain why she’s so totally out of place in today’s Democratic Party. And her long-shot race for the presidency.
  15. power
    How Did Larry Nassar Deceive So Many for So Long?Everyone believed the predatory trainer who may have just brought down USA Gymnastics.
  16. whistle blowers
    The Story of Reality Winner, America’s Most Unlikely LeakerShe’s not an ideological combatant like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. She’s much more like you or me.
  17. profile
    Serena Williams Still Has Tennis History to MakeThe best women’s tennis player in the world is breezing through one of the best seasons of her life.
  18. feature
    Hunter Rebecca Francis Has a Thing or Two to Teach Us About the WildIn an age of social-media shaming, a single tweet can launch a crusade. But maybe Ricky Gervais should have picked another woman to mess with.
  19. the sports section
    Manny Pacquiao Is Fighting a Lot More Than Floyd MayweatherBut it’s still the biggest bout in decades.