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Michelle Legro


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Michelle:

Every Year Around This Time, Breaking News Breaks Us

A timeline of the worst news period of the year, starting in 2016 → Read More

The Flight Attendant Who Fears Being Grounded

Life in the time of the coronavirus is a new series about how this pandemic affects our lives, our loved ones, our work, and our way of life. → Read More

This Is How They Saved Me

One month after her father was arrested, Neda Semnani and her family were taken on a dangerous journey to be smuggled out of Iran. → Read More

Art in the Age of Blockchain

Why a rare Pepe meme is now easier to authenticate than a Leonardo. → Read More

Money For Nothing in the Bitcoin Bubble

The cryptocurrency gold rush has made millionaires out of those obsessed with changing the world order. → Read More

The End of the Line for New York City

Without a reliable subway system, the city "won't die, but it will become a different place." → Read More

A Mother’s Less-Than-True Story of Being a Child Bride

Getting married in her swimsuit at the age of 12 was something Danny Wallace's mother would tell anyone she met. It also wasn't true. → Read More

The Downwardly Mobile Generation

how job insecurity, student debt, health care, racist zoning and the housing market have compounded over decades to create a life few millennials can afford. → Read More

Longreads Best of 2017: Profile Writing

We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in profile writing. → Read More

The Complicated Politics of Rescue and Recovery

The Cajun Navy was an essential part of Hurricane Harvey relief. But like everything else, their efforts became politically complicated. → Read More

The Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Ethical Enjoyment of Museums

In his review for the New York Times, Holland Cotter writes that the museum fails in "truth-telling." → Read More

Peter Thiel Makes Sure His Kids Are All Right

Why the libertarian billionaire keeps tabs on the magazine he founded at Stanford 30 years ago. → Read More

Meditations in an Emergency

In this oral history of the 2016 election, the media loses the narrative thread it had been creating for decades. → Read More

Chasing Down a Child Genius in Montana

Promethea's education was the most important thing in her mother's life. Then a mysterious benefactor made it his business as well. → Read More

The Intimacy of an Andriod: An Interview With Alex Mar

In her Wired cover story, Mar explores the desire to turn to a robot for comfort or companionship. → Read More

The Intimacy of an Android: An Interview With Alex Mar

In her Wired cover story, Mar explores the desire to turn to a robot for comfort or companionship. → Read More

The Dream of a Perfect Android

Hiroshi Ishi­guro has spent his career creating robots. But does he know enough about humans to make them lifelike? → Read More

He Seemed Like the Real Thing, Until He Wasn’t

Christopher Goffard's seven-part series on a dangerous Orange County con man is an astonishing tale of love and violence. → Read More

The Examination of a Playboy Bunny

When Gloria Steinem applied for a job as a Bunny in 1963, she was told she first had to see a doctor. → Read More

The Panic in Twin Falls, Idaho

It has one of the most successful refugee resettlement programs in the nation. Then Breitbart came to town. → Read More