I’m Amy Rose Spiegel, an editor and writer in New York City. My books are Action: A Book About Sex (Grand Central) and No One Does It Like You (Workman). You can find them at Bookshop or any other bookstore or library.
Previously, I was the editorial director at VICE. I’ve also served as an editor at Rookie and BuzzFeed, among other outlets. I was the founding editor-in-chief of Enormous Eye.
I wrote and hosted the podcast Power: Hugh Hefner, released by Sony and Somethin’ Else. The show is a narrative reported series about Playboy’s rise and fall, told through the stories of women who shaped the brand and knew Hefner best. The series 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.)
You can reach me at email@example.com and follow me on Twitter and Instagram.
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
“Irreplaceable You: How Does It Feel to See the Band of Your Dreams Reunite?” BuzzFeed
“Following David Bowie’s Lead Means Listening To Ourselves” The FADER
“Just 4 Kydz Fun Zone” The Hairpin
“Welcome to Hell: A Conversation With New York’s First Punk” BuzzFeed
“Interview: Blondie” NME
“Meet Mitski, An Electric Folk Singer Making Sad Songs For Grown-Ups“ The FADER
“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
“The Future Is Here: Behind the Scenes at Opening Ceremony” Complex
“They Might Be Giants at 33: We’re (Still) Here, We’re Weird, Get Used to Us” Rolling Stone
“Joan Jett Opens Up About Her Biggest Transformation Yet” BuzzFeed
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
“Just Wondering: I Have No Idea What to Do With My Life” Rookie
“Just Wondering: I’m Becoming Disenchanted With Relationships” 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 maybe one day, and there are plenty in the archive to love from Durga Chew-Bose, Tavi Gevinson, Lucy Sante, Hanif Abdurraqib, Dayna Tortorici, Judnick Mayard, and many other incredible writers. I recommend them all.