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Hank Stuever (born 1968) is an American journalist who writes about popular culture for the Style section of The Washington Post.

Hank Stuever
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ResidenceWashington, D.C.
Alma materLoyola University New Orleans (B.A.)
EmployerThe Washington Post

In 2009, he became the paper's TV critic. He is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, in 1993 and 1996. His book of articles and essays, Off Ramp: Adventures and Heartache in the American Elsewhere, was published in 2004. Entertainment Weekly called Off Ramp "Razor sharp...a master class in top-notch journalism."[1]

In 2009, Stuever released his second book, Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present. It centers on the lives of three different families in Frisco, Texas, during three consecutive Christmas seasons and the impact the holiday has on modern culture and the consumer economy.[2]

Earlier in his career, Stuever was a reporter for The Albuquerque Tribune and the Austin American-Statesman.

Personal Life and EducationEdit

Stuever was born and raised in Oklahoma City, where he attended Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. Stuever graduated with a B.A. from Loyola University New Orleans in 1990. Stuever currently resides in Washington, D.C.[3][4]


In 2002, Stuever caused some controversy as a result of an article called "At School An Uncomfortable Subject" which celebrated the continued existence and commonality of wedgies and other forms of school bullying.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Nicholas Fonseca Entertainment Weekly 23 July 2004
  2. ^ New Yorker, 21 December 2009
  3. ^ "Biography". Hank Stuever. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  4. ^ Stuever, Hank. "Hank Stuever Bio". Washington Post.

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