Sam Lansky

Sam Lansky is a writer from New York City. He writes about entertainment and culture for MTV.com, Billboard, and The Huffington Post.

  • Who's Left to Defend Tom Cruise?

    The story of the TomKat marriage and divorce is yet another reminder of how unsettling the actor has become.

  • The 10 Best Addiction Memoirs

    Books about addiction and recovery are among the fastest-growing genres in publishing. From David Carr to Mary Karr, hundreds of authors publish addiction-related memoirs every year.

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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