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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.

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-#&$! - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — The creators of Zoobe intended to make their program cute, clean and simple: a mobile app that turns voice recordings into 3-D animated videos, starring woodland creatures with gigantic heads. It was introduced in 2013 as a playful alternative to text messaging and quickly became a hit on its home turf in Germany.
Aug 26, 2015

RT @NYTmag: This week's Search Results: putting a twisted spin on 3-D animated videos. By @jennydeluxe nyti.ms/1Vb06QZ pic.twitter.com/BItMbIqNW6

Aug 30, 2015

This @nytimes @zoobeapp article should come with warning. As my last tweet & @wbender99 can attest to, I'm addicted. nyti.ms/1K0YhnR

Personal (Search) History

nytimes.com — One afternoon, riding the bus in downtown Montreal, Madelyne Beckles swiped open her phone to browse the web. She caught sight of her most recent mobile searches - ''Snooki diet,'' ''Miley Cyrus' sex tape,'' ''Bruno Mars songs'' - and found this collection to be absurd but unexpectedly poignant: an unvarnished glimpse into the meanderings of her mind.
Aug 13, 2015

RT @hshaban: Thru an artist's work of one's google search history, @jennydeluxe gets at something deeply strange about us & data http://t.c…

Aug 13, 2015

RT @hshaban: Thru an artist's work of one's google search history, @jennydeluxe gets at something deeply strange about us & data http://t.c…

Aug 13, 2015

Do you ever stare into the dark abyss that is your mobile search history? @madabeckles does and made it into ~art~ nytimes.com/2015/08/16/mag…

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The Misadventures of Issa Rae

nytimes.com — Somewhere, during the elaborate chor­eography leading up to my initial meeting with Issa Rae, a miscommunication between her publicist and me led to my asking Rae how the filming of her pilot was going.
Aug 04, 2015

I flew to LA to find out what’s up with Issa Rae and her new HBO show. The answer might surprise you! My latest >> nytimes.com/2015/08/09/mag…

Aug 04, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: I flew to LA to find out what’s up with Issa Rae and her new HBO show. The answer might surprise you! My latest >> http://…

Aug 04, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: I flew to LA to find out what’s up with Issa Rae and her new HBO show. The answer might surprise you! My latest >> http://…

Aug 04, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: I flew to LA to find out what’s up with Issa Rae and her new HBO show. The answer might surprise you! My latest >> http://…

Aug 04, 2015

The piece I've been dyin' for: @jennydeluxe on Issa Rae and how Hollywood doesn't know what to do with black women nytimes.com/2015/08/09/mag…

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From Yum to Yuck

nytimes.com — Earlier this year, a video called '' Korean Girls Taste American Snacks '' appeared online. It featured the reactions of young women as they sampled popular American junk food like Pop-Tarts and s'mores-flavored Goldfish crackers.

Joy of a Black Planet

nytimes.com — In 2011, Zim Ugochukwu was traveling on the Jagriti Yatra, a 15-day train trip through India for aspiring entrepreneurs. Her time in India wound up sparking an idea for a start-up, though perhaps not in the way the trip's organizers intended.
Jun 30, 2015

I'm really glad @jennydeluxe has the job that she does. "Joy of a Black Planet" nyti.ms/1LEiv6A

Jun 30, 2015

RT @NYTmag: Travel Noire, a resource for black globe-trotters, hopes to be a forum for people to dream nyti.ms/1LEiv6A

Jun 30, 2015

RT @NYTmag: Travel Noire, a startup hoping to cater to the black experience. nyti.ms/1HtG4Oq

Jun 30, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: The joy of a black planet, the globetrotting community of @TravelNoire. My latest >>> nyti.ms/1LEiv6A http://t.co/h…

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The Female Gaze - The New York Times

nytimes.com — Last year, the pop star Rihanna posted a series of photographs on Instagram from a shoot for the French magazine Lui. In the photos, she's sporting striking tan lines - and little else. Instagram objected, and the photos were deleted.
Jun 25, 2015

RT @nytimes: How young women are pushing back against online policies that police their bodies nyti.ms/1GL5aEZ

Jun 27, 2015

RT @nytimes: How young women are pushing back against online policies that police their bodies nyti.ms/1JojXcI

Jun 27, 2015

RT @natisagee: "They reveal[...] truest moments of being a woman: the unpretty, the gross, the gory" @jennydeluxe on the female gaze nyti.ms/1GE89vT

Racism’s Psychological Toll

nytimes.com — Our screens and feeds are filled with news and images of black Americans dying or being brutalized. A brief and yet still-too-long list: Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Renisha McBride. The image of a white police officer straddling a black teenager on a lawn in McKinney, Tex., had barely faded before we were forced to grapple with the racially motivated shooting in Charleston, S.C.
Jun 24, 2015

Racism, even experienced vicariously through hate crimes like Charleston, may be giving us all PTSD. My latest >> nytimes.com/2015/06/24/mag…

Jun 24, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: Racism, even experienced vicariously through hate crimes like Charleston, may be giving us all PTSD. My latest >> http://t…

Jun 24, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: Racism, even experienced vicariously through hate crimes like Charleston, may be giving us all PTSD. My latest >> http://t…

Jun 24, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: Racism, even experienced vicariously through hate crimes like Charleston, may be giving us all PTSD. My latest >> http://t…

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Our Bodies, Our Feeds

nytimes.com — Last month, my friend Tracy posted a series of messages on Twitter, including one that read, "I look like a marshmallow tied up in rubber bands." Another said, "Scientific fact: Salt and vinegar chips taste 46% better when you're on your period."
Jun 20, 2015

Social-media campaigns challenge how women’s bodies are represented online, by @JennyDeluxe nyti.ms/1BBDfZt via @NYTmag

Jun 21, 2015

This column about how women protest hypersexualization & image policing online is one of my favorite this year. nytimes.com/2015/06/21/mag…

Jun 21, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: This column about how women protest hypersexualization & image policing online is one of my favorite this year. http://t.c…

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What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Seoul

nytimes.com — Like most young people in the Bay Area, Mike Kim grew up believing that the future of technology was being forged in Silicon Valley. Raised in Piedmont, an affluent suburb of Oakland, Kim was in college during the rise of Facebook, and he watched in amazement as tech start-ups transformed the world around him.
Jun 04, 2015

RT @jimrutenberg: Hey, Silicon Valley: Next 2 Seoul you just aren't all that. @jennydeluxe w/your reality dose in @NYTMag. Know thyself nyti.ms/1HI2BkW

Jun 02, 2015

RT @NYTmag: South Korean companies are building apps that are multifunctional and exciting — everything American apps aren’t. nyti.ms/1dIPngF

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Drizzy and the New Celebrity Worship

nytimes.com — A few weeks ago, I messaged a friend to ask how her film project was going. She replied, "Always felt like my vision been bigger than the bigger picture." Then, a few days later, after filling me in on her summer plans, she sent another non sequitur: "I am on a 24-hour Champagne diet!!!"
May 28, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: Latest column, live now! RT @NYTmag Drizzy and the New Celebrity Worship: nyti.ms/1ewY3qp

May 28, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: Latest column, live now! RT @NYTmag Drizzy and the New Celebrity Worship: nyti.ms/1ewY3qp

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