Laurie Gwen Shapiro
Writer and Filmmaker, New York City

Laurie Gwen Shapiro is an author and journalist, and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker based in New York City. She is is the author of The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica (2018).

Written by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

Dinosaur collectors Pete (l) and Neal Larson (c) of the Black Hills Institute prepare the skeleton of Sue, the Tyrannosaurus Rex now on show at the Field Museum, Chicago. Photo by Louie Psihoyos/Corbis

Essay/
Deep time
A tyrannosaur of one’s own

Dinosaur collecting isn’t just for museums any more – film stars and sheikhs do it too. What drives a man to covet big bones?

Laurie Gwen Shapiro