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Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller is a contributing editor at New York magazine. She is the former religion columnist for the Washington Post, former senior editor of Newsweek magazine, and author of “Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife.” She is a multi-year winner of the New York Newswomen’s Club prize for feature writing and has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award.

Cover Stories

A Selection of Lisa Miller’s Award-Winning Cover Stories for New York Magazine and Newsweek

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Reshaping Democratic politics
by Lisa Miller

Five years ago, Sandy Ocasio-Cortez was working the brunch shift at a bar off of Union Square…

Mariano Rivera: Pitching God
by Lisa Miller

As the best Yankees relief pitcher of all time ponders retirement, he looks to God for guidance

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Can You Un-Teach Racism in Third Grade?
by Lisa Miller

A controversial program at a progressive New York school has some parents furious.

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Mid-Life Psychosis
by Lisa Miller

When the medical establishment ignored the women who knew that they were losing their minds.

New York Magazine Cover Story: The Retro Wife
The Retro Housewife
by Lisa Miller

Lost in the argument about ‘leaning in’ is a new breed of modern women who are purposefully ‘leaning out.”

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Xanax: a Love Story
by Lisa Miller

How America learned to stop worrying about worrying and pop its pills instead.

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“Get in People’s Faces”
— David Hogg
by Lisa Miller

Parkland and beyond: a new generation of anti-gun advocates

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Rich Corona, Poor Corona
by Lisa Miller

As Covid spreads throughout New York, who lives, who dies, who tells the story.

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Is She Just Too Old For This?
by Lisa Miller

New Parents over 50 – child-rearing’s final frontier.

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Barak Obama: Finding His Faith
by Lisa Miller

What he believes—about God, about prayer, about the connection between salvation and personal responsibility

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Mitt Romney: A Mormon’s Journey
by Lisa Miller

Nothing is more politically vexing or personally crucial for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney than the story of his faith.

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Saint Sarah: The Future of the Religious Right?
by Lisa Miller

What Palin’s appeal to Christian women says about feminism and modern conservatism.