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Staff Writer, New York Times Magazine — New York Times
Covers:  start-ups, howwelivenow, business, internet, thenewebeconomy, internetculture

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

ClassPass and the Joy and Guilt of the Digital Middleman Economy — Each month, I pay $99 to a company called ClassPass for the luxury of taking an unlimited number of fitness classes in and around Brooklyn, where I live.

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.
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Mar 30, 2015

@SafyHallanFarah same. she always appears so in her own world and yet hyperaware. alert.

Mar 30, 2015

RT @omgsocurly: okay but is it gonna pay artists more than spotify etc? how? how can that be sustainable?

Mar 30, 2015

@alexisthenedd I have a column coming out about this! I think innanet 'junk' can be the purest form of creativity, actually.

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