Vinnie Neuberg

Vinnie Neuberg is an illustrator living and working in Brooklyn. Vinnie is Narratively's Illustrations Editor.

Stories By Vinnie Neuberg

I Was Taught to Hate My Lesbian Neighbors. They Took Me In Anyway.

The summer my parents’ marriage was falling apart, my best friend’s two moms saved me—even though my dad said they were going to Hell.

What I Learned About Life By Welcoming My 22 Kids and Grandkids Into This World

When his daughter calls to announce grandchild number fifteen, a grandfather is catapulted back in time through a half-century of delivery-room drama.

Things My Dying Sister Taught Me: Live Freely. Love Openly. And Never Wear Beige.

For years, I kept everything from my love life to my wardrobe safe, normal and straight. My sister’s bravery in the face of stage-four cancer convinced me to embrace color—and...

Nine Years Ago, the Cops Came for My Father

I wonder now if that was actually the day that saved me.

Where Jail Has No Bars

At one Idaho correctional facility, guards love coming to work, inmates are encouraged to succeed, and the result is a jail that looks nothing like the ones on TV.

Searching for the Nazi Who Saved My Mother’s Life

Among my family’s many wartime secrets is the story of the SS officer who rescued my mother as a toddler. I fixated on learning more about his surprising act of kindness.

The Crushing Weight of a Giant Chipmunk Costume

At age six, I couldn’t imagine anything more magical than working with Mickey and Friends. As an adult, it took three mice, a mermaid, and a purple-robed Merlin to help me...

Chasing Nashville’s Ghosts

Growing up, I wanted to get as far away as possible from Tennessee’s shameful Confederate past. It took a stint up north—and a longing for southern cooking—before I made...

Sleepless Nights and Homesick Hearts in the NBA

Behind the multimillion-dollar contracts and game-time glory, four basketball pros open up about the private pitfalls of living out every kid’s playground fantasy.