Laura Wagner

Senior Staff Writer, Features

laura.wagner@vice.com
yoga

'He Knew Everything': Fear, Control, and Manipulation at Yoga to the People

Ex-Bikram disciple Greg Gumucio built an empire on donation-based yoga. Former employees say its image hid his harassment and abuse.
Laura Wagner
Shannon Wagner
7.27.20
Media

Bari Weiss Is Leaving the New York Times

The writer and editor has self-expelled from the newspaper, she tells VICE.
Laura Wagner
7.14.20
Media

What Went Wrong at the Los Angeles Times

Two years ago, a billionaire owner asked Norman Pearlstine to reinvent a storied American newspaper. Some in his own newsroom say he's fallen short.
Laura Wagner
Maxwell Strachan
7.2.20
Coronavirus

Here Are the Questions the Right's Favourite Coronavirus Truther Isn't Willing to Answer

Alex Berenson prefers not to be fact-checked.
Laura Wagner
4.17.20
Coronavirus

Barack Obama Pointedly Says Nothing

During a global pandemic, the former president has made the highly political choice to be apolitical.
Laura Wagner
3.20.20
Politics

Incompetence and Corruption Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Yes, Democratic Party honchos are bumbling bureaucrats; they also don’t want Bernie Sanders to be the nominee.
Laura Wagner
2.5.20
food news

Salt Bae's Meat Empire Is Rife With Labor Problems

The viral chef is faced with lawsuits over sex discrimination and wage theft, NLRB complaints and a giant inflatable rat.
Laura Wagner
2.4.20
tech-power

'Teen Vogue' Sponcon Fiasco Puts Spotlight on Facebook Stooges

There’s something to be gleaned from looking at who exactly Facebook trotted out to burnish its claims of newfound credibility.
Laura Wagner
1.10.20