At the borderlands of politics, culture, and tech.

Columnist at Wired. Regular contributor to The Economist, The LA Times, The NY Times, The Atlantic, Vogue, MSNBC, CNN, and more.

Host of four podcasts: This Is Critical with Stitcher, The Continuous Action with POGO, After Trump, with Lawfare, and Trumpcast, with Slate.

Author of Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art.

After receiving her doctorate in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard, Heffernan began her journalism career as a fact-checker at The New Yorker. She’s worked as a senior editor at Harper’s, a TV critic for Slate, a TV critic for The New York Times, and a columnist for The New York Times Magazine.

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