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The New York Times Magazine - Profile Writing

The New York Times Magazine
Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief
Two articles by Jazmine Hughes: “Viola Davis, Inside Out,” April 17, and “Ms. Big Mouth,” October 2

 The Atlantic - Profile Writing

The Atlantic
Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief
Absolute Power,” by Graeme Wood, April, and “American Rasputin,” by Jennifer Senior, July/August


 New York - Profile Writing

New York
David Haskell, Editor in Chief
The Woman Who Killed Roe,” by Kerry Howley, May 9–22

The New Yorker - Profile Writing 

The New Yorker
David Remnick, Editor
"Light and Shadow," by Raffi Khatchadourian, May 16


Outside - Profile Writing 

Christopher Keyes, Editor in Chief
"School of Rocks," by Sean Williams, September/October

 Vanity Fair - Profile Writing

Vanity Fair
Radhika Jones, Editor in Chief
“‘Who the Fuck Cares About Adam McKay?,’” by Joe Hagan, February


 The Verge With Epic Magazine - Profile Writing

The Verge With Epic Magazine
Nilay Patel, Editor in Chief, The Verge
Searching for Susy Thunder,” by Claire L. Evans, January 26