Lyz Lenz, The Guardian

Lyz Lenz

The Guardian

Iowa, United States

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  • The Guardian
  • NBC News
  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • HuffPost
  • The Rumpus
  • Glamour
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  • Jezebel
  • Marie Claire
  • mom.me
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Past articles by Lyz:

You can have a church or be a free woman – but having both is a struggle

After a lifetime of attending conservative churches, Lyz Lenz went on a journey to find a place where she didn’t need to pretend to be an obedient wife, and not much else → Read More

Corn is far more American than even apple pie

Its presence is a necessary accoutrement to all our summertime activities — saluting a flag, watching baseball, drinking beer, sweating at a fair. → Read More

The normalization of Bryan Goldberg

Bryan Goldberg wants to save your internet. Since the creation of his Bustle Digital Group, Goldberg made a name for himself as a digital slumlord—snatching up gutted media properties, bidding low and running them on cheap labor. In the past year, Goldberg’s Bustle Digital Group has sought to go legit, raising the pay for his […] → Read More

The heavy crown of Gretchen Carlson

Gretchen Carlson is crying as the crown is placed on her head. Her bottom lip is a just-slightly-off-center parabola. Eyes closed. Neck muscles strained from shuddering relief. She won. Some Miss Americas, like 2018’s Carla Munn, gasp in surprise when they win. Their eyes and mouths form perfect circles of shock and wonder. But Carlson […] → Read More

As NewsGuild holds election, members say union has been too passive

On May 13, the NewsGuild-CWA will begin tallying votes for its historic presidential election. The union, which represents more than 20,000 journalists, has grown in the past 5 years as many digital natives have unionized in response political and corporate pressures endangering newsrooms. Now, the leadership of the NewsGuild may be changing for the first […] → Read More

The Master of Spin

Illustration by Esther Wu Michael Sitrick will be your best friend and your worst enemy. Michael Sitrick notices when you got a fact wrong in your story. He won’t yell at you, though. He’s good that way. Michael Sitrick always takes your questions and you can just call him Mike. Mike is easy to love and easier to fear. And he heads one of the most expensive PR firms in the business, with a rate… → Read More

The Master of Spin

Illustration by Esther Wu Michael Sitrick will be your best friend and your worst enemy. Michael Sitrick notices when you got a fact wrong in your story. He won’t yell at you, though. He’s good that way. Michael Sitrick always takes your questions and you can just call him Mike. Mike is easy to love and easier to fear. And he heads one of the most expensive PR firms in the business, with a rate… → Read More

The thankless, fruitless art of the presidential interview

On Monday night, President Trump gave an interview to Fox News. It was his 42nd with the network since he took office. The interview, with Laura Ingraham, was unremarkable in the sense that it covered the usual Trumpian territory–walls, jobs, how much everyone loves him, racist comments about Elizabeth Warren. After the interview, Trump went […] → Read More

You Should Care That Richard Spencer's Wife Says He Abused Her

Despite the so-called alt-right’s attempt to be respectable, violence seems to follow it everywhere — even, allegedly, into Spencer’s own home. → Read More

Why A Raccoon Climbing A Skyscraper Was The Perfect Metaphor For 2018

Being a journalist in 2018 has felt a lot like climbing a building while the nation watches, waiting for you to fall. → Read More

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #156: Steph Auteri

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #156: Steph Auteri Writing is a slippery business. In 2009, Steph Auteri and I were just two underemployed writers working for a love and relationships website, churning out content, cobbling together freelance jobs, and dreaming of writing our own books. Steph was the queen of the email cold pitch and I had a thousand ideas. We quickly formed a friendship and… → Read More

Now That I'm Divorced, I'm Never Cooking for a Man Again

Writer Lyz Lenz says she stopped cooking after divorce because she wanted to feel as unencumbered as a man walking through the door assuming dinner was on... → Read More

Meditations on Axios’s smart brevity longform

Axios, the bulleted list chimera of tech and journalism, conceived according to the premise that “Media is broken—and too often a scam,” is experimenting with a new format: “smart brevity” longform. Confused? Megan Swiatkowski, Axios’s Associate Director of Communications, explained in an email pitch, it’s “how to go deep, but write short.” If you are […] → Read More

Lyz Lenz Bio, latest news and articles

Lyz Lenz is an author on Glamour. Read Lyz Lenz's bio and get latest news stories and articles. Connect with users and join the conversation at Glamour. → Read More

11 apps to help find reliable childcare

Finding childcare from the comfort of your smartphone. These childcare apps can help solve your babysitting crisis. → Read More

Iowa: Rural broadband, and the unknown costs of the digital divide

Ahead of the November 6 elections, CJR invited writers to spotlight stories that deserve closer scrutiny, in their states and beyond, before voters cast their ballots. Read other dispatches from “States of the Union” here. The last time I almost died was in February. A late winter thaw had made me overconfident in the roads, and so […] → Read More

Christine Blasey Ford and the Empty Language of Bravery

Last week, two women sat across from one another and talked about sexual assault. Neither one of them should have been there. The first woman, Christine Blasey Ford, shouldn’t have been in that seat—forced to talk about the worst night of her life—the night when, at 15, she says she was assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh. There should have been a full investigation; not a hearing. But Republicans,… → Read More

It’s Not Goodbye

“Nothing is more important than telling our stories in the face of forces that would erase us.” → Read More

Salt of the Earth: A Conversation with John Lingan

John Lingan discusses his new book, HOMEPLACE. → Read More

The mystery of Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson is shouting when he tells me he isn’t shouting. The barrage of his voice has been relentless throughout the interview. “I don’t want to be John McLaughlin yelling at people. Why would I want to do that? I don’t need to do that,” he insists. “I actually don’t think the audience likes that. […] → Read More