Theara Coleman

Staff writer

Theara Coleman is a Staff Writer for The Week. A New York native, she previously served as a contributing writer and assistant editor for Honeysuckle Magazine, where she covered racial politics and cannabis industry news. Theara graduated from Howard University and New York University, receiving her BA and MA in English Literature, respectively. She has a background in education as a former High School English teacher. She brings her passion for reading, writing, and all things nerdy to her work as a journalist.

COVID cases surge in China following relaxed restrictions
People line up outside a fever clinic in Beijing, China
massive COVID uptick

COVID cases surge in China following relaxed restrictions

Treasury Secretary Yellen says U.S. inflation will be lower by end of 2023
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen  =speaking at podium
positive signs

Treasury Secretary Yellen says U.S. inflation will be lower by end of 2023

The Griner prisoner swap: Did Biden make a bad deal?
Putin, Biden, Griner, and Whelan.
Opinion

The Griner prisoner swap: Did Biden make a bad deal?

Who is Paul Whelan?
Paul Whelan.
Briefing

Who is Paul Whelan?

How the White House negotiated for Brittney Griner's release
Cherelle Griner speaking at the White House
She's coming home

How the White House negotiated for Brittney Griner's release

#BookTok: Is TikTok changing the publishing industry?
A book.
Briefing

#BookTok: Is TikTok changing the publishing industry?

Emhoff says the U.S. faces 'epidemic of hate' amid recent surge of antisemitism
doug emhoff hosting roundtable photo
'Words matter'

Emhoff says the U.S. faces 'epidemic of hate' amid recent surge of antisemitism

Why you want to think twice before using viral AI portrait app Lensa
artist's hand painting photo
technical ethical dilemma

Why you want to think twice before using viral AI portrait app Lensa

GOP Rep. Biggs announces bid for House Speaker
Arizona representative Andy Biggs
Speed Reads

GOP Rep. Biggs announces bid for House Speaker

Is Mike Pence going to run for president?
Mike Pence.
Briefing

Is Mike Pence going to run for president?

What's at stake in the Supreme Court's 303 Creative v. Elenis?
The Supreme Court.
Briefing

What's at stake in the Supreme Court's 303 Creative v. Elenis?

Congress contemplates last-minute bipartisan immigration proposal
immigration reform protest signs
down to the wire

Congress contemplates last-minute bipartisan immigration proposal

7 so-called vices banned by Iran's morality police
Iran's morality police detain a man with unacceptable hair and clothing back in 2008: In recent weeks, Tehran has cracked down on shopkeepers selling Barbie dolls.
The List

7 so-called vices banned by Iran's morality police

How cities and states are confronting the mental health crisis
Silhouette of a person
Briefing

How cities and states are confronting the mental health crisis

Congresswoman alleges $20K in donor checks 'plundered by a USPS employee'
USPS mail box photo
postal pirates

Congresswoman alleges $20K in donor checks 'plundered by a USPS employee'

SCOTUS to hear case of web designer opposed to same-sex clients
U.S. supreme court close up photo
Equality vs. Free Speech

SCOTUS to hear case of web designer opposed to same-sex clients

Houston police arrest 2 in connection with killing of Migos rapper Takeoff
Migos rapper Takeoff memorial billboard
'an innocent bystander'

Houston police arrest 2 in connection with killing of Migos rapper Takeoff

U.S. same-sex couple households surpass 1 million for the 1st time
same sex couple wedding cake toppers
Historic numbers

U.S. same-sex couple households surpass 1 million for the 1st time

Hurricane Ian caused costliest losses since Katrina
florida beach after hurricane ian
Speed Reads

Hurricane Ian caused costliest losses since Katrina

Pentagon debuts new nuclear stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider
U.S. pentagon aerial photo
Speed Reads

Pentagon debuts new nuclear stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider

How low will gas prices go this winter? 3 analyst predictions.
person using gas pump photo
How low can they go?

How low will gas prices go this winter? 3 analyst predictions.

Spanish Prime Minister and U.S. Embassy latest targets in series of letter bombs
U.S. embassy in Madrid
intercepted

Spanish Prime Minister and U.S. Embassy latest targets in series of letter bombs

Elon Musk hopes to implant computers into human brains by next year
neuralink logo on phone
Insert chip here

Elon Musk hopes to implant computers into human brains by next year

Will Gavin Newsom run for president in 2024?
Gavin Newsom.
Briefing

Will Gavin Newsom run for president in 2024?

Suspect pleads guilty in connection with 2020 murder of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen
vanessa guillen mural
justice for vanessa

Suspect pleads guilty in connection with 2020 murder of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen

Elon Musk claims Apple threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store
Twitter app in Apple iOS app store
Tech sector showdown

Elon Musk claims Apple threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store

WHO announces 'monkeypox' has a new name: 'mpox'
monkeypox in front of world health organization sign
new name tag

WHO announces 'monkeypox' has a new name: 'mpox'

Where China's 'zero COVID' policy stands
Zero COVID.
Briefing

Where China's 'zero COVID' policy stands

Merriam-Webster picks 'gaslighting' as the 2022 word of the year
gaslight definition photo
age of deception

Merriam-Webster picks 'gaslighting' as the 2022 word of the year

Will climate change sink Florida?
Florida.
Briefing

Will climate change sink Florida?

The best new Christmas-themed books for your holiday reading
A book.
Briefing

The best new Christmas-themed books for your holiday reading

38 things Donald Trump has said about Russia
Donald Trump.
Briefing

38 things Donald Trump has said about Russia

Turkey pardoning through the years
A turkey.
Briefing

Turkey pardoning through the years

Georgia Supreme Court reverses decision to block 6-week abortion ban
abortion rights protest photo
Back and forth

Georgia Supreme Court reverses decision to block 6-week abortion ban

Are illegal weed retailers undermining the future of cannabis in NYC?
cannabis store in NYC photo
Cheating the system?

Are illegal weed retailers undermining the future of cannabis in NYC?

15 GOP-led states seek to maintain Title 42
u.s. border patrol  photo
last ditch effort

15 GOP-led states seek to maintain Title 42