Rachel Levin

Rachel Levin

Rachel Levin is a San Francisco–based journalist who has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and Eater, where she was the first San Francisco restaurant critic. She is the author of Look Big: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All KindsEat Something, and Steamed.

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When the Techies Took Over Tahoe

Spun-out Teslas on snowy roads. Cabins bought for cash, sight unseen. A shoveling disaster. Locals bemoan the pandemic-induced migration of Bay Area residents to the mountains. But there are two sides to the Zoom-town story.

Rachel Levin
Apr 15, 2021

#WomenWhoHunt Is Instagram's Most Fascinating Subculture

A new school of social-media influencers are giving hunting a fresh and decidedly female face. Our writer joins two rising stars of “huntstagram” in the Arizona backcountry to chase mule deer for her first time—and see if she can stomach what it takes to be an omnivore.

Rachel Levin
Sep 8, 2020

An Ultrarunner's Long Road Back

Charlie Engle was a crack addict who saved himself through ultrarunning, becoming an adventure-film star known around the world. Then he was convicted of mortgage fraud and sent to prison. [Oops.] He's out now, with an audacious new goal: to rebuild his life and run 5,000 miles, from the Dead Sea to the top of Mount Everest.

Rachel Levin
May 28, 2013