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Virginia Heffernan
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writer about digital culture, culture and sometimes real life
writer about digital culture, culture and sometimes real life

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Most recent Times op-ed is about the hero's journey at the DNC

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The latest on MAGIC AND LOSS — news and reviews!

"MAGIC AND LOSS: The Internet as Art," which came out In June and is already a bestseller, shows how the Internet is the great masterpiece of civilization, a massive and collective work of art. "At the very least it contains the best writing on Angry Birds you’ll ever encounter," says WIRED, calling the book its #1 summer must-read. In The New York Times, Gwyneth Paltrow called Heffernan, "One of the writers I most admire," and The New York Review of Books calls "MAGIC AND LOSS" "an ecstatic narrative of submission."

"Goddamn, Virginia Heffernan is brilliant," says Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter. This provocative and funny book has also made best-new-books and must-read lists in The New York Times, NPR Books, Bookish, VICE, Men's Health, Colony Capital, The Los Angeles Weekly, AudiophileMag, TekRead, Barnard Reads, Macleans and The Saturday Evening Post.

PBS calls Heffernan a luminary and one of the "mothers of the Internet"; The New Yorker says "She writes with flair. Heffernan is good company." The New Republic seconds this: "This is sumptuous writing, saturated with observations that are simultaneously personal, cultural, and strikingly original—and she’s writing about software. I love it.” “My copy of Magic and Loss is sloppily scrawled with all caps pencilings of words like 'YES!' and 'TRUTH!'" says Slate. By turns erudite and entertaining, "MAGIC AND LOSS" radically revitalizes the way we see digital life.

"MAGIC AND LOSS" has also appeared and won raves in Salon, VOGUE, The Columbia Journalism Review, Slate, Shelf Awareness, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, Kirkus (starred review), The Open Mind (PBS), The Los Angeles Times, SiliconANGLE, Brooklyn Rail, VICE, Recode, Smithsonian Magazine, FADER, The Valley News, National Post, Meaning of Life TV, Think (KERA), The Thread, The Globe and Mail, Gateway Media, The Maine Edge, This Week in Startups, theCUBE, Commentary, 1800CEOREAD, 33Voices, Track Changes, ELLE, Redbook, Weekend Edition, To the Point, The Feed, The Takeaway, Cool Science, The Chicago Tribune, AlterNet, Glommable, Signature, Libertine, Uprising!!!, The Huffington Post, Diana Kimball, New Next Now, Shall We Play a Game?, Literary Hub, and The Brian Lehrer Show, among many other programs and publications. Heffernan has spoken about MAGIC AND LOSS at Google, The Library of Congress, The New School, Politics & Prose, Town Hall Seattle, and many other places.

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Loss-Internet-as-Art/dp/1439191700/

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10 Reasons to Read MAGIC AND LOSS Right Now — Virginia Heffernan

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Loved doing this rigorous Q&A with Andrew Keen about the dear Internet, and its psychedelic everything.

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Does Jony Ive hate humans? That and more in the best podcast of all time.

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Having the conversation of a lifetime with Alexander Heffner on PBS, "The Open Mind."

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Are you in DC? I would love to see you tonight at 6:30 at Politics & Prose!

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Watch here or tune in to PBS stations at 3:30! An absolutely astounding conversation with Alexander Heffner!
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