Recent Features

Recent contributions to Vanity Fair, GQ, and Mediapart

  • Plastic Alcohol

    JOHN VON SOTHEN thinks all the alcohol he sees oddly wrapped in plastic at the supermarket says more about us than it does the actual product. 

  • Organ traffic

    JOHN VON SOTHEN turns his attention to the organ transplant scooters he sees whizzing by him in Paris – the emblem of French socialist medicine and a harbinger of what’s to come. 

  • My shrink to the stars

    JOHN VON SOTHEN reveals he sees a psychotherapist – a point he’s happy to bring up, if only to brag that the person who comes afterwards is a famous French actress.