Hank Stuever

Washington, D.C.

Senior Editor for Style

Education: Loyola University New Orleans, BA in journalism

Hank Stuever is senior editor for The Washington Post's Style section, working with writers and editors on the mix of culture and politics that has defined the daily feature section since its 1969 debut. He joined the paper in 1999 as a Style reporter and was TV critic from 2009 to 2020. He previously worked at newspapers in Albuquerque and Austin.
Latest from Hank Stuever

Olivia Newton-John, the pop angel who guided us to the forbidden zone

For Generation X, Olivia Newton-John's turn in "Grease" came just as they started having questions about everything sex. Tell us more, tell us more. And she did.

August 9, 2022

Goodbye to Betty White, popular culture’s beloved (and saucy) great-grandma

She was a dedicated actress and showbiz personality to the very end. She was also something much more to the millions who loved her.

December 31, 2021

Highlights from our brief encounters with Joan Didion

She was no one's idea of a chatterbox, but a "reticent" Joan Didion did open up a few times to reporters from The Washington Post's Style section over the years. Here are some highlights.

December 24, 2021

Anne Rice changed vampires for the better. And helped her fans become their fuller selves.

I read “Interview With the Vampire” at just the right time: young, closeted in the AIDS-era ’80s and besotted with New Orleans.

December 13, 2021

Dear Brood X cicadas: Welcome back to our messed-up world. Here’s what you missed.

You say you want to be the most annoying thing around? Get in line. We’re not the same as when you last saw us.

April 30, 2021

100 days of pop culture

From "Tik Tok pasta" to non-fungible tokens: 50 events, releases, memes and moments from the first 100 days of the Biden administration.

April 27, 2021

What it felt like to lose time — and all the other things coronavirus took away

Stories of what it felt like to live through the shutdown. Dancing alone, canceling weddings, missing touch, missing one another and feeling alone together.

March 8, 2021

Larry King’s long run made the case that there’s no such thing as a dumb question

In death, the singular TV talk-show host now gets to answer the biggest ‘why?’ of them all.

January 24, 2021
  • TV
  • Perspective

I’m signing off as TV critic, but here are six shows I’d happily watch again

After 11 years and more than 1,000 reviews, I’ve seen enough. It’s time to hear from someone new.

December 29, 2020

In ‘Bridgerton,’ Shonda Rhimes stakes a sumptuous, provocative claim on Netflix — and the traditional period drama

“Grey’s Anatomy” hitmaker returns with a series adaptation of Julia Quinn’s romance novels, set in Regency-era London.

December 23, 2020