Brigid Kennedy

Contributing Writer

Brigid is a staff writer at The Week and a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Her passions include improv comedy, David Fincher films, and breakfast food. She lives in New York.

Why social anxiety in young people may be on the rise
Person on computer alone.
take care of your mental health

Why social anxiety in young people may be on the rise

How the U.S. bungled farm building in Afghanistan
Afghan farmer.
After Afghanistan

How the U.S. bungled farm building in Afghanistan

Biden will not shield Trump's records from Jan. 6 probe
Joe Biden.
privilege revoked

Biden will not shield Trump's records from Jan. 6 probe

Biden's comments avoid larger immigration issue, critics say
Joe Biden.
at the border

Biden's comments avoid larger immigration issue, critics say

Restaurant hosts recall horrors of working during COVID
Restaurant hostess.
not-so-fine dining

Restaurant hosts recall horrors of working during COVID

The 'theoretical' downside of COVID boosters
Nurse holding needle.
the booster discussion

The 'theoretical' downside of COVID boosters

The irony of the 'toxic' Time's Up workplace
Time's Up ribbon.
'the twilight zone'

The irony of the 'toxic' Time's Up workplace

Scientists' 'bombshell' discovery in the 'peopling' of America
Footprints in sand.
a big step

Scientists' 'bombshell' discovery in the 'peopling' of America

White House to brace agencies for possible shutdown
Sunrise over Capitol building.
yikes

White House to brace agencies for possible shutdown

Psaki insists envoy to Haiti 'never' raised migrations concerns
Jen Psaki.
he said, she said

Psaki insists envoy to Haiti 'never' raised migrations concerns

Lauren Boebert might not be off hook with FEC yet
Lauren Boebert.
whoops

Lauren Boebert might not be off hook with FEC yet

Migrants said they expected 'easier process' crossing border
Migrants across Rio Grande.
dispatches from the border

Migrants said they expected 'easier process' crossing border

Attorney in Trump's NYT lawsuit previously represented parking-garage company
Donald Trump.
resume review

Attorney in Trump's NYT lawsuit previously represented parking-garage company

Sen. Susan Collins a no on abortion rights bill
Susan Collins.
Women's Health Protection Act

Sen. Susan Collins a no on abortion rights bill

Republicans handling debt ceiling 'irresponsibly,' says Warren
Elizabeth Warren.
raise the roof

Republicans handling debt ceiling 'irresponsibly,' says Warren

The U.S. coffee farming opportunity created by climate change
Pour-over coffee.
cup half full

The U.S. coffee farming opportunity created by climate change

Macron and Biden patch things up
Biden and Macron.
friends again

Macron and Biden patch things up

Boris Johnson says French should 'prenez un grip'
Boris Johnson.
not lost in translation

Boris Johnson says French should 'prenez un grip'

Bush moves to defend Liz Cheney from Trump
George W. Bush.
head to head

Bush moves to defend Liz Cheney from Trump

Trump campaign knew Dominion allegations were untrue, memo suggests
Powell and Giuliani.
the team who cried voter fraud

Trump campaign knew Dominion allegations were untrue, memo suggests

French still unhappy with Biden, but Boris Johnson stays positive
Boris Johnson.
'breath of fresh air'

French still unhappy with Biden, but Boris Johnson stays positive

Biden: We're moving from 'relentless war' to 'relentless diplomacy'
Joe Biden.
biden at the u.n.

Biden: We're moving from 'relentless war' to 'relentless diplomacy'

Biden booster push reportedly prompted in part by supply fears
Vaccine being administered.
stock up

Biden booster push reportedly prompted in part by supply fears

White House officials decry viral Border Patrol videos
Jen Psaki.
'unacceptable'

White House officials decry viral Border Patrol videos

Book details Sanders' fears of 'authoritarianism' after Jan. 6
Bernie Sanders.
'how does that happen?'

Book details Sanders' fears of 'authoritarianism' after Jan. 6

Is the 'big lie' becoming Republicans' midterm blueprint?
Stop the Steal sign.
'it's spreading'

Is the 'big lie' becoming Republicans' midterm blueprint?

SCOTUS to hear Roe v. Wade challenge on Dec. 1
Supreme Court.
abortion rights

SCOTUS to hear Roe v. Wade challenge on Dec. 1

Don't try to predict Manchin's reconciliation vote, says former adviser
Joe Manchin.
an enigma

Don't try to predict Manchin's reconciliation vote, says former adviser

British diplomats reportedly expecting more French blowback for submarine deal
Johnson and Macron.
le fallout

British diplomats reportedly expecting more French blowback for submarine deal

France recalls ambassador to the U.S. 'for the first time ever'
Emmanuel Macron.
heating up

France recalls ambassador to the U.S. 'for the first time ever'

Pentagon admits August drone strike killed 10 Afghans: 'A tragic mistake'
Gen. McKenzie.
after afghanistan

Pentagon admits August drone strike killed 10 Afghans: 'A tragic mistake'

Capitol Police chief: Law enforcement has been working 'around the clock' to ensure safe Sept. 18 rally
Tom Manger.
Sept. 18 rally

Capitol Police chief: Law enforcement has been working 'around the clock' to ensure safe Sept. 18 rally

6 lions, 3 tigers at the National Zoo are being treated for COVID-19
Sumatran tiger.
zoonotic

6 lions, 3 tigers at the National Zoo are being treated for COVID-19

Idaho doctors and nurses 'beyond frustrated' by COVID misinformation
Nurses.
the fourth wave

Idaho doctors and nurses 'beyond frustrated' by COVID misinformation

Ex-FDA scientist criticizes White House's booster announcement as 'backwards'
Keiler and Goodman.
early?

Ex-FDA scientist criticizes White House's booster announcement as 'backwards'

Lawyer Michael Sussmann indicted in investigation into Russia probe origins
Department of Justice.
probe into the russia probe

Lawyer Michael Sussmann indicted in investigation into Russia probe origins