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Full-time technology reporter for the New York Times, part-time maker of zines, GIFs and delicious sandwiches.

The Death and Life of Great American GeoCities — At first glance, the blog Animated Text, with its neatly stacked rows of glittering, undulating, pixelated, neon-hued catchphrases, looks like a relic of the '90s, an untouched time capsule from last-generation social sites like GeoCities.

Cecile Emeke Isn't Worried About Hollywood — The work of the Jamaican-British filmmaker Cecile Emeke offers a portal into a world rarely seen on American screens: the everyday experiences and culture of black youths in Europe, rendered with a complexity and depth that is exhilarating to watch.

My Dear, Dear, Dear Watson — Part of the Internet's beauty is the space it affords people to take an idea and run with it . . . and run with it and run with it, until they end up miles away from where they started.

Meet Tink, A New Voice For Proudly Imperfect Women — Tink is standing some 1,000 feet in the air, practically nose-to-glass with the windows that wrap around the Signature Room, a restaurant as tony as it is touristy, nestled on the top floor of downtown Chicago's John Hancock Center.

‘Black Mirror’ and the Horrors and Delights of Technology — One of the most disturbing moments in the British TV series "Black Mirror" is what appears to be a passionate love scene. The episode takes place in a version of the future where most people have had small devices, called "grains," surgically implanted in their heads that can record and replay their memories on demand.

Tracee Ellis Ross Is Big on Big Hair — Earlier this month, I interviewed the actress Tracee Ellis Ross about her role on "Black-ish" (her new hit show on ABC), her playful presence on social media and her childhood as a daughter of the legendary singer Diana Ross. You can read an excerpt from our conversation in this week's Talk column.

Tracee Ellis Ross: ‘That Hurt Like the Bejesus’ — The actress talks with Jenna Wortham about defining her own sense of beauty and humor. It's awards-show season. Do you like going to the shows? I didn't actually go to the Golden Globes, but I do love awards-show season. It means lots of pretty dresses - and it's even more fun when you are nominated.

Starting From the Bottom — I didn't start out wanting to be a journalist, let alone one who worked at one of the biggest publications in the world. As the first person in my family to go to a reputable, sleepaway, four-year university, my career goals were simple.

Trying to Swim in a Sea of Social Media Invective — Over the last few months, I've watched friends and colleagues endure endless harassment on Twitter. Strangers have hurled offensive, racist names and gendered insults, relentlessly and with little fear of consequence. I've come across blog posts that capture similarly awful experiences.

What We Can Learn from Norwegians About Surviving Winter — I am not a winter person, by anyone's definition. Year round, I spend as much time as possible basking on a beach, sprawled out on warm sand, only getting up for brief swims in salty waters.
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Feb 28, 2015

"A powerful way to sidestep America’s reluctance to become postracial would be for more black Americans to become postnational."

Feb 28, 2015

spring is starting to feel like a possibility

Feb 27, 2015

RT @WesleyLowery: Surrounded by black excellence and @jennydeluxe just gave me some bread pudding. Life is good.

Feb 27, 2015

last wknd of black history month; hope its as flawless as THIS

Feb 27, 2015

"I know from experience that Internet events like this have consequences. Meetings. Memos. Jealousy."…

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