Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker

Dana Goodyear

The New Yorker

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Dana:

The Trial of the Malibu Shooter

Anthony Rauda, who was accused of terrorizing residents of Malibu, one the California’s wealthiest and safest communities, has been convicted of killing a man sleeping in a tent with his two young daughters. → Read More

Watching Putin Burn with Pussy Riot

Nadya Tolokonnikova, a founder of the feminist art collective, displays the Russian President’s “ashes” at a gallery show, in front of L.A. luminaries such as Kesha. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein, the Monster of #MeToo

If Weinstein is acquitted in L.A., it will be tempting to conclude that #MeToo is over. But, even if he is convicted, some may reach the same conclusion. → Read More

Without Sylvia Earle, We’d Be Living on Google Dirt

The marine biologist and aquanaut evokes a Bond girl with a Ph.D. To save a species, she says, you have to know it. → Read More

Meeting Cute, Plus Cancer

Stephanie Allynne told Tig Notaro that she was straight. Notaro wrote back, “O.K., dyke.” Now their two kids call them Mom and Mère, Dana Goodyear writes. → Read More

Invasion of the Pacific Footballfish!

When some exceedingly rare, particularly frightful deep-sea anglerfish washed up on California shores three separate times, people floated outlandish theories to explain their sudden arrival. → Read More

Framing the Wide-Open Spaces of “Nomadland”

The cinematographer Joshua James Richards logged some van life with his partner, the director Chloé Zhao, in preparation for her new film with Frances McDormand. → Read More

Extra! Extra! Kim Hastreiter’s Back with “The New Now”

The co-founder of “Paper” and mentor to the young and cool has rounded up a gang that includes Ted Muehling, Michael Stipe, and George Saunders, to help answer the pandemic question: Where are we now? → Read More

After Years of Protests Every Wednesday, L.A. Activists Welcome a New D.A.

The outgoing Los Angeles District Attorney, Jackie Lacey, has sent twenty-two people of color to death row. Now she’s been voted out, Dana Goodyear writes. → Read More

Kamala Harris Makes History

Dana Goodyear writes about the career and the 2020 election victory speech of Kamala Harris, the first woman and the first person of color to be elected Vice-President of the United States of America. → Read More

Laura Dern Plays a Depressed Suburban Housewife in a New Photo Memoir

When the photographer Jona Frank wanted someone to depict her depressed, pie-baking mother in her book about growing up bored in New Jersey, she asked her L.A. best mom friend. → Read More

The Fall and Rise of Kamala Harris

A heady moment of confrontation with Joe Biden at a debate seemed likely to linger awkwardly, dooming a future political partnership. But, on Tuesday, evolution was in the air. → Read More

Mike Davis in the Age of Catastrophe

Once again, reality is catching up with the author’s instinct for prognostication. → Read More

Dept Of Hate Watching News, Opinion, and Analysis—

A collection of articles about Dept Of Hate Watching from The New Yorker, including news, in-depth reporting, commentary, and analysis. → Read More

The Return of “The Oscar,” an Unseeable, Unwatchable Flop

Patton Oswalt and friends hate-watch a remastered version of the 1966 cult movie that, despite featuring Jill St. John, Elke Sommer, Tony Bennett, and Milton Berle, was the “Gigli” of its time. → Read More

Octavia Spencer Follows the Clues

Inspired by Poppy Parnell, whom she portrays in the Apple TV series “Truth Be Told,” the actress mulls starting her own true-crime podcast, Dana Goodyear writes. → Read More

Katie Hill Returns as a Complicated #MeToo Crusader

Dana Goodyear writes about Katie Hill’s appearance at a rally in California in support of the impeachment of Donald Trump, and about the scandal that made Hill decide to resign from Congress. → Read More

Waking Up from the California Dream in the Age of Wildfires

Since statehood, California has pitched itself as a place of reinvention, prosperity, health, and progressivism. But, in the midst of recent wildfires, this supposed Eden is looking increasingly hellish. → Read More

L.A.’s Fire Zone Prepares for the Blaze

Forced out of my house for the first time, I caught a glimmer of what the fire refugees I’ve interviewed over the years knew fully—that eerie slip from normalcy. → Read More

Thomas Middleditch’s Chat-Room Childhood

Playing Richard Hendricks, the angsty, low-E.Q. coder and star of “Silicon Valley,” required no research for the Internet-native Middleditch, Dana Goodyear writes. → Read More