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Culture writer at @BuzzFeedNews. Currently on book leave to finish my novel STARTUP (Little, Brown 2017).

Inside Steve Madden’s Well-Heeled Empire

buzzfeed.com — One weekend in November, Steve Madden was sitting in the greenroom at a brand-new Nordstrom in Torrance, California, waiting to go downstairs for a personal appearance to promote his eponymous shoe line. Wearing his typical uniform of baseball cap, long-sleeve henley T-shirt, jeans, and black boots, his body has the top-heavy triangular shape of someone who spends most of his free time at the gym.

Meet Diane Warren, Whose Songs You've Been Ruining At Karaoke For Years

buzzfeed.com — There's a lot that may have seemed incongruous about the scene in a recording studio inside the songwriter Diane Warren's Hollywood office on a recent rainy afternoon, where the rapper Big Sean was holed up in a booth recording vocals for a new track.
Jan 20, 2016

.@doree wrote this amazing profile of Diane Warren, who wrote every song you sang in the 1990s: buzzfeed.com/doree/un-break…

Jan 20, 2016

RT @annehelen: .@doree wrote this amazing profile of Diane Warren, who wrote every song you sang in the 1990s: buzzfeed.com/doree/un-break…

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This Is The Most Amazing Home Birth Story You'll Ever Read

buzzfeed.com — They live in the Bay Area, and they are both pretty badass: Marco is a web developer and Aniyia is the founder and CEO of a startup called Tinsel. Oh, and they delivered their baby. At home. By themselves. All tweets used with permission.
Jan 08, 2016

This Heroic New Dad Delivered His Baby At Home buzzfeed.com/doree/this-san… via @doree @buzzfeed

Jan 08, 2016

I couldn’t resist turning @polotek and @operaqueenie’s amazing home birth story into a post: buzzfeed.com/doree/this-san…

Jan 08, 2016

Read the incredible story of a SF couple who delivered their baby at home *alone* buzzfeed.com/doree/this-san… by @doree pic.twitter.com/arLchrdmpd

Jan 08, 2016

RT @doree: I couldn’t resist turning @polotek and @operaqueenie’s amazing home birth story into a post: buzzfeed.com/doree/this-san…

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The Shade Room Is Coming For The Gossip Industry's Wig

buzzfeed.com — Last Saturday, Instagram account @TheShadeRoom posted a screenshot of a comment left by the singer and actor Countess Vaughn on the Instagram of her former Moesha co-star Brandy. It read, in part: "I apologize for anything Negative I've ever done are [ sic] said to you ...
Dec 21, 2015

The Shade Room changed how news works this year — here's @doree with the first look at the woman behind the account: buzzfeed.com/doree/how-the-…

Dec 21, 2015

RT @brendan_klink: The Shade Room changed how news works this year — here's @doree with the first look at the woman behind the account: buzzfeed.com/doree/how-the-…

Dec 21, 2015

RT @brendan_klink: The Shade Room changed how news works this year — here's @doree with the first look at the woman behind the account: buzzfeed.com/doree/how-the-…

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Tyler Oakley's Big, Incredibly Profitable Adventure

buzzfeed.com — The other day, the 26-year-old YouTube star Tyler Oakley had just finished two weeks of shooting season 28 (yes, 28) of the CBS reality show The Amazing Race, and was on the phone doing a series of interviews to promote the documentary Snervous, which chronicles his year on tour with his live show, and was released digitally on Dec.
Dec 14, 2015

I wrote about @tyleroakley’s very profitable year & the nature of YouTube fame: buzzfeed.com/doree/tyler-oa…

Dec 14, 2015

YouTube was supposed to democratize entertainment, but it’s ended up looking a lot like… buzzfeed.com/doree/tyler-oa… pic.twitter.com/vdFV3e0wYd

Dec 14, 2015

RT @theferocity: YouTube was supposed to democratize entertainment, but it’s ended up looking a lot like… buzzfeed.com/doree/tyler-oa… pic.twitter.com/vdFV3e0wYd

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Mitch Albom Wishes You Weren't Reading This On Your Phone

buzzfeed.com — There are a few ways to get to the Have Faith Haiti Mission's orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. You can walk, though the city's heat, steep hills, and lack of sidewalks might deter you.
Nov 24, 2015

I wrote a profile of the writer Mitch Albom & how he’s built a modern empire out of longingly gazing at the past. buzzfeed.com/doree/mitch-al…

Nov 24, 2015

.@doree visited Mitch Albom's orphanage in Haiti; he has some thoughts about the kids today buzzfeed.com/doree/mitch-al… pic.twitter.com/bRALucDbJL

Nov 25, 2015

RT @SteveKandell: .@doree visited Mitch Albom's orphanage in Haiti; he has some thoughts about the kids today buzzfeed.com/doree/mitch-al… pic.twitter.com/bRALucDbJL

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Mos Def and Talib Kweli as children : The New Yorker

Nov 16, 2015

(Also! @doree's Talk of the Town I think was first Gawker-er into New Yorker at all I think web.archive.org/web/2009072411… )

The Hipster Grifter

observer.com — It's likely that when Kari Ferrell walked into the Vice magazine offices in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, last month to interview for an administrative assistant job, they thought they'd hit the jackpot. Ms. Ferrell-petite, 22 years old, of Korean heritage-had a huge tattoo of a phoenix across her chest and a cute pixie haircut.

The Most Annoying Liberal Arts School In The U.S.

gawker.com — Hello there, liberal arts college grad! Until we started doing this monumental search for annoying colleges, we had no idea so many of you lurked among us, spreading your pansexual, drug-experimenting, free-thinking ways so insidiously! When this all began, we were just looking for a college we could generically insert into posts that made fun of Williamsburg residents, since Oberlin was getting tired.

48 Books To Read In Your 30s

buzzfeed.com — Ferrante four-book series begins with the narrator, Elena Greco, finding out that her lifelong frenemy Lila has disappeared. The books are a chronicle, in often minute detail, of their lives together growing up in a poor, chaotic neighborhood in Naples.
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Jan 25, 2016

My book leave starts tomorrow and I'm going off Twitter for 2 months. I AM FREE

Jan 25, 2016

@Shaya_in_LA I flip the jam into the yogurt and squeeze it out

Jan 25, 2016

.@willapaskin eviscerates Trevor Noah’s Daily Show: "All bloodless finesse, he never goes for the jugular.” slate.com/articles/arts/…


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