Virginia Heffernan


Virginia Heffernan is a journalist, speaker, and author—most recently, of MAGIC AND LOSS: The Internet as Art. Since 2001, she has written for The New York Times—first as a TV critic, then as a magazine columnist, and then as an opinion writer and book critic. From 2012 to the present, she has also covered politics for Yahoo News, the Times, and POLITICO. Heffernan now writes for a range of publications, including Fast Company, The LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, VICE, WIRED, The Paris Review, and Quartz. She has appeared on The Open Mind, VICE TV, 20/20, Re/Code, CNBC, MSNBC, and regularly on NPR. In 2002, Heffernan received a Ph.D. in English literature from Harvard; her disse…