Max Kutner is a journalist from Long Island, New York and focuses on general interest stories. Among other topics, he's covered crime, mental health and higher education. Before joining Newsweek, he worked as an editorial intern at Smithsonian magazine. He has also contributed to Boston magazine, The Brooklyn Paper and the Red Hook Star Revue. He has a master's from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Vassar College.