Michael Johnson

Washington, D.C.

Art Director + Designer for The Washington Post Magazine

Education: The University of North Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Before joining The Post in 2014, Michael worked for Gannett in Asbury Park, N.J., The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and The Herald-Journal in Spartanburg, S.C. Michael left The Post in 2020.
Latest from Michael Johnson

Here’s what major cities look like now that the coronavirus has shut everything down

The streets of New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and others are abandoned as authorities tell people to stay at home to stop the spread of covid-19.

March 24, 2020

    Kentucky was devastated for decades by mountaintop removal. Now scientists have figured out a way to undo the damage — one tree at a time.

    Patrick Angel spent decades overseeing the destruction of Kentucky's land. After a painful epiphany, he's devoting himself to making Appalachia green again.

    February 13, 2020

    Pumpkins and pumpkin spice are everywhere. That must mean it’s autumn.

    The lowly orange gourd has come to dominate the season, and not just on Halloween

    October 17, 2019

    20 Years of Dining in Washington

    From steak to 100-day-old kimchi: The city has added diversity, excellence and whimsy to the scene.

    October 10, 2019

    Planned Parenthood’s woman in Hollywood

    Meet Caren Spruch, the organization’s woman in the entertainment industry

    September 23, 2019

    From Popeyes’ chicken sandwich to oyster carts: A brief history of food crazes

    Cupcakes and hot dogs have had their viral moments, too

    September 19, 2019

    The Afghanistan war is likely ending. One longtime correspondent asks: Was it worth it?

    Longtime correspondent Kevin Maurer returns to the region and asks: What did America get right, what did we get wrong — and what were the consequences?

    September 9, 2019

    How German wine found its sweet spot

    Could Germany soon challenge France, Italy and Spain, which are getting hotter and hotter all the time?

    September 5, 2019

    A look at congressional chaplains — and the controversies

    An exorcism in the House? Not exactly.

    August 29, 2019

    A conservative senator’s crusade against Big Tech

    Josh Hawley’s skewering of Silicon Valley and the future of conservative-liberal cooperation.

    August 28, 2019