Natasha Vargas-Cooper has written for GQ, Spin and BuzzFeed.
"Writing is the worst part of this gig for me. I hate sitting down and writing; it's being with my worst self. … But then, when it's over, it's the best. I have no greater joy than reading what I've published—with the exception of some editors who have fucked up my shit."</i>
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- Vargas-Cooper on Longform
- [2:30] "Jesse James Hollywood: On Trial" (The Awl • May-July 2009)
- [11:00] Mad Men Unbuttoned (2010)
- [18:30] "The Day-Care Threat" (Brad Schrade, Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt • Minneapolis Star Tribune)
- [19:30] "When A 10-Year-Old Kills His Nazi Father, Who's To Blame?" (BuzzFeed • Feb 2012)
- [34:00] "Hard Core" (The Atlantic • Jan 2011)
- [40:45] Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer • 1999)
- [41:30] "Bath Salts: Deep in the Heart of America's New Drug Nightmare" (Spin • July 2012)
- [42:30] "The Lyman Family’s Holy Siege of America" (David Felton • Rolling Stone • Dec 1971) </ol>