Author Archives: Janet Steen

Janet Steen

About Janet Steen

Janet Steen started on the editorial staff at Esquire, where she tweaked the prose of writers including Norman Mailer, Denis Johnson, and Mary Gaitskill. She went on to become the books editor at Time Out New York, an editor at Us Weekly, and the literary editor at Details. She has written for the New York Times, Interview, Details, Us Weekly, and Time Out New York. Her profile subjects include such widely varying personalities as Steve Martin, Barry White, Martin Amis, and Dennis Hopper. She edits books and is a co-founder of Editrixie.com, and lives in upstate N.Y.
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This Is Where the Conversation Goes Wrong

Lobbing an opinion bomb is a delicate operation Continue reading

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Conversations in the Dark

Sometimes faith is found in the murky spots. Continue reading

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My Favorite Prostitutes, My Favorite John

Janet Steen wants to know what a hooker thinks and feels after a long day at the office. Continue reading

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The Gravity of the Situation

On returning astronauts, ghosts, headless worms, and the need to make our mark Continue reading

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Beating a Manly Retreat

Sometimes a man needs an outbuilding. Continue reading

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Is the Personal Essay Hipper Than Thou?

The nonfiction trend goes on. Separating the bad from the good from the great is the tricky part. Continue reading

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The Foggiest Ideas

Sometimes too much information can lead to an existential crisis. Continue reading

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