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 rushandpush@gmail.com and follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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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 OurselvesThe FADER

Just 4 Kydz Fun Zone” The Hairpin


Welcome to Hell: A Conversation With New York’s First PunkBuzzFeed

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 FormThe Creative Independent

Angel Olsen Has A Lot To Say Right NowThe FADER

The Future Is Here: Behind the Scenes at Opening CeremonyComplex

They Might Be Giants at 33: We’re (Still) Here, We’re Weird, Get Used to UsRolling Stone

Joan Jett Opens Up About Her Biggest Transformation YetBuzzFeed


Face CadetJezebel (beauty column)

Damn Girl Ya Look GoodRookie

Oh! You Pretty Things” Rookie


Eating the Cosmos” Food52 (food column)

Daily AffirmationsLenny Letter (general advice column)

StargrazingLucky Peach (food column)

Doing DrugsRookie

How To Overcome ShynessRookie

Just Wondering: I Have No Idea What to Do With My LifeRookie

Just Wondering: I’m Becoming Disenchanted With RelationshipsRookie

The DisconnectRookie

Party TricksRookie

Have It Your WayRookie


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.