Zach Schonfeld

Senior Writer
Zach Schonfeld

Zach Schonfeld is a senior writer for Newsweek, where he covers culture for the print magazine. Previously, he was an editorial fellow for The Atlantic Wire and an editor for He's a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he was editor-in-chief of the campus blog Wesleying and a recipient of an Olin Fellowship to study historic preservation. He has also written for The AV Club, Rolling Stone, The Nation, Pitchfork, The Atlantic, The Rumpus, Noisey, and other publications.

Blondie on 40 Years of 'Heart of Glass'

Blondie's endurance is "kind of a miracle," says Debbie Harry. Along with Patti Smith, the band is one of the few surviving acts from New York's original CBGB scene. 

The 11 Best Albums of 2018

As with everything else, it was a strange year in music—but also one of unpredictable and satisfying pleasures

How Roger Ailes Built His Empire of Outrage

The filmmaker behind "Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes" tells what she learned about the Fox News founder's life, his intense paranoia and his treatment of women.

The True Confessions of Jeff Tweedy

The Wilco frontman opens up about music, grief and his nightmarish battle with addiction. "I was in a place where I really felt eternally damned," he says.

This Is Your Brain on ASMR

Thousands of people are turning to weird, whispering videos to relieve stress. One scientist is determined to understand why.