For Slate, I traveled to rural Kansas to conduct the first interview with former cardinal Theodore McCarrick after he was publicly accused of sexual abuse. I have profiled the campus minister at Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Liberty University, and uncovered the story behind the discredited best-seller “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven.” I have also reported on how Down syndrome is redefining the abortion debate, the prospect of the Catholic church’s “first gay saint,” the future of the Christian Left, and adults who read YA literature, among other topics.
I have been a contributing writer to the Boston Globe’s Ideas section and to TheAtlantic.com. I have also written for the New York Times magazine, Politico Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Awl, Marie Claire, and many others. I’m a former senior editor at Domino magazine, and former features editor at the New York Sun.
Contact me: rugraham2 at gmail.com