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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.

Joy of a Black Planet — 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.

The Female Gaze - The New York Times — 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.

Racism’s Psychological Toll — 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.

Our Bodies, Our Feeds — 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."

What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Seoul — 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.

Drizzy and the New Celebrity Worship — 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!!!"

For Some Internet Start-Ups, a Failure Is Just the Beginning — Every entrepreneur hopes to start the next big thing. But sometimes the first try doesn't go as planned. Bradford Shellhammer remembers the exact moment he realized his fledgling Web start-up, Fabulis, a review site and social network geared toward gay men, was a flop.

‘Future Crimes,’ by Marc Goodman — There's a certain type of technology writer who presents himself as a modern-day Paul Revere, breathlessly warning us about all the dangers of our rapidly digitizing world.

The Makeup Shake-Up — Promise Phan, a popular YouTube beauty-video blogger, recently uploaded a tutorial called " Mystery Celebrity Transformation." It looks straightforward at the beginning. First, she applies varying shades of brown powder in confident strokes around her eyes, deepening the creases. Then she makes bold, parallel lines down her nose to give it a sharper, more aquiline contour.

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Jul 06, 2015

@mariskreizman DANG. tho - once my dad pulled a gun on my college bf. just like, walked him to a hall closet and casually showed it to him

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