I’m Amy Rose Spiegel, an editor and writer in New York City. My books are Action: A Book About Sex (Grand Central, 2016) and No One Does It Like You (Workman, 2019). You can find them at Bookshop or any other bookstore.
I’m the deputy editor of VICE. Previously, I was an editor at Rookie and BuzzFeed. I was the founding editor-in-chief of Enormous Eye.
I wrote and hosted the podcast Power: Hugh Hefner, which was released by Sony and Somethin’ Else. Power is a narrative reported series about Playboy’s rise and fall, told through the stories of women who shaped the magazine and knew Hefner best. It was named one of Apple Podcasts’ best podcasts of 2021.
I’m the singer of the band Store Front. (I also live in a storefront.)
ESSAYS + ONE POEM
“Clinton Hill, 1:04 A.M.” The New York Times Magazine
“I’ll Be Your Mirror” Rookie
“Who Killed New York City?” The New Republic
“Could You Please Wipe My Teeth?” Dazed & Confused
“Just 4 Kydz Fun Zone” The Hairpin
“Interview: Blondie” NME
“Nikki Giovanni on Trusting Your Own Voice” The Creative Independent
“Ocean Vuong on Being Generous in Your Work” The Creative Independent
“Wayne Koestenbaum on Finding Freedom in Form” The Creative Independent
“Angel Olsen Has A Lot To Say Right Now” The FADER
BEAUTY + STYLE
“Face Cadet” Jezebel (beauty column)
“Damn Girl Ya Look Good” Rookie
“Oh! You Pretty Things” Rookie
“Eating the Cosmos” Food52 (food column)
“Daily Affirmations” Lenny Letter (general advice column)
“Stargrazing” Lucky Peach (food column)
“Doing Drugs” Rookie
“How To Overcome Shyness” Rookie
“The Disconnect” Rookie
“Party Tricks” Rookie
“Have It Your Way” Rookie
Enormous Eye asked writers to record a full Saturday in detail. Here is my introductory entry. I’m not currently publishing new entries, but there are plenty in the archive to love from Durga Chew-Bose, Tavi Gevinson, Luc Sante, Hanif Abdurraqib, Dayna Tortorici, Judnick Mayard, and many other incredible writers. I recommend them all.