My work, organized by the outlets and publications I’ve written for during my 20+ years as a freelance writer.

Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard is a magazine that “tells stories about society’s biggest problems, both established and emerging, and the people attempting to solve them.”

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I wrote, reported, and narrated several feature stories and one commentary for NPR.

Playboy Reality on the High Seas


My journalism in Playboy includes two feature stories.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Essays Sean Spicer is a miserable goon — and the quintessential ‘Dancing With the Stars’ contestant / Aug. 27, 2019 / In this essay, I argue that pretending pop “culture is a politics-free zone is itself a form of spin that obscures the extent to which culture, even reality TV, is an illustration of who … Continue reading The Washington Post

The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast

My reporting and essays for The Daily Beast covers subjects from The Bachelor to a Harry Potter theme park attraction’s storytelling.


Salon broke new ground in online journalism with its combination of smart writing and serious journalism. Over a three and a half year period, I contributed reported pieces, essays, and briefs to the Arts and Entertainment, Technology, People, Books, and Ivory Tower sections.

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I contributed to HitFix’s television coverage with reported feature stories and episode recaps. logo

Starting in 2004, I contributed to the entertainment coverage at, later known as NBC News,then the most-popular news web site. I primarily wrote about television, and served as the interim TV editor for a period of time.

Andy Dehnart magazine writing

magazines and websites

All of the other stories I’ve written for web publications, print magazines, and other outlets are archived here.

Andy Dehnart newspaper articles


Articles published in newspapers, in print and online. header circa 1999

For two years, I wrote television criticism for, an early online magazine that went away when the dot-com bubble burst. As TV critic for the magazine, I wrote weekly reviews of TV shows and highlighted upcoming shows. As a staff writer and summer intern, I wrote features and reported pieces about campus life.