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Staff Writer, New York Times Magazine — The New York Times
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Beyoncé in ‘Formation’: Entertainer, Activist, Both?

nytimes.com — On Saturday afternoon, Beyoncé released "Formation," her first new song since 2014, on Tidal and YouTube in advance of her Sunday appearance at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Feb 07, 2016

Why wouldn’t you spend Saturday night talking about “Formation” with @jennydeluxe & @Wesley_Morris ???? nytimes.com/2016/02/07/art…

Feb 07, 2016

RT @joncaramanica: Why wouldn’t you spend Saturday night talking about “Formation” with @jennydeluxe & @Wesley_Morris ???? https://t.co/Zsy…

Feb 07, 2016

RT @joncaramanica: Why wouldn’t you spend Saturday night talking about “Formation” with @jennydeluxe & @Wesley_Morris ???? https://t.co/Zsy…

Feb 07, 2016

RT @joncaramanica: Why wouldn’t you spend Saturday night talking about “Formation” with @jennydeluxe & @Wesley_Morris ???? https://t.co/Zsy…

Feb 07, 2016

(smart exchange) Beyoncé in ‘Formation’: Entertainer, Activist, Both?, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2016/02/07/art…

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There’s Only Love and Fear: On Cher’s Twitter

nytimes.com — Welcome to Social Capital, a series devoted to analyzing the social media presences of celebrities. No one would blame you if you dismissed Cher's Twitter feed as the unhinged ramblings of an out-of-touch celebrity, someone desperately in need of intervention by a publicist or a sympathetic assistant.
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Rather Than Share Your Location, Foursquare Wants to Suggest One

nytimes.com — Two years ago, Foursquare was the star of the New York start-up scene. Celebrities and major brands embraced its mobile app, and companies like Facebook and Yahoo were eager to buy it. Foursquare's founders turned down those offers, convinced of its potential as an independent company.
Jan 14, 2016

Can’t help but wonder what it would be like if Foursquare would have just sold to Facebook or Google a few years ago nytimes.com/2012/06/07/tec…

The Year I Was About It

theawl.com — This morning, I got an email quoting from the foreword from Near to the Wild Heart, the sensational first novel written by Clarice Lispector, an elusive Jewish-Brazilian author who published the book at twenty-three and then all but disappeared, sending the Brazilian literary world into a frenzy.

Ghosts in the Machine

nytimes.com — After my father died unexpectedly in 2011, I went home to Virginia to help my sisters attend to his personal effects. His 60 years of life were soon dismantled with startling and mind-­numbing speed. We sold his green truck, emptied his apartment, sorted through his things and then packed those up and sold them too.
Dec 23, 2015

In 2015, social media invoked a new intimacy with death. My latest, for @NYTMag's "The Lives They Lived" issue nyti.ms/1RG92OY

Dec 23, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: In 2015, social media invoked a new intimacy with death. My latest, for @NYTMag's "The Lives They Lived" issue nyti.ms/1RG92OY

Dec 23, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: In 2015, social media invoked a new intimacy with death. My latest, for @NYTMag's "The Lives They Lived" issue nyti.ms/1RG92OY

Dec 23, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: In 2015, social media invoked a new intimacy with death. My latest, for @NYTMag's "The Lives They Lived" issue nyti.ms/1RG92OY

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Zanele Muholi’s Transformations

nytimes.com — One morning in August, as the sun brightened the sky over Syracuse, Zanele Muholi woke up thinking about her breasts. She had a cancer scare recently, and the dissection of female bodies lingered in her mind, kindling a concept for a photograph.
Oct 08, 2015

RT @NYTmag: The photographer Zanele Muholi transforms herself before the camera. nyti.ms/1R0S2PI pic.twitter.com/rBgNmHcxCt

Oct 08, 2015

Excited about my contrib to @NYTMag's culture issue: Zanele Muholi, African queer activist nytimes.com/2015/10/11/mag… pic.twitter.com/ngdj14RA89

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Netromancy - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — When Bri Luna started her website, the Hoodwitch, she intended to carry on the legacy of her grandmother, who was a curandera: a traditional spiritual healer from Mexico. Luna, a beautician in her 20s who lives in Seattle, uses the site to publish tutorials on topics like how to cleanse a new home by burning sage and how the lunar cycles affect your daily life.

The Eerie Realism of ‘Mr. Robot’

nytimes.com — In the first episode of "Mr. Robot," a drama that is nearing the end of its first season on the USA Network, Elliot - the show's main character, played by Rami Malek - delivers a memorable monologue about his disillusionment with society.
Aug 31, 2015

Mr. Robot is my SparkNotes for the Ashley Madison hack, GamerGate & cyberlife in 2015. nytimes.com/2015/09/27/mag… pic.twitter.com/n553DsLeG2

Aug 31, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: Mr. Robot is my SparkNotes for the Ashley Madison hack, GamerGate & cyberlife in 2015. nytimes.com/2015/09/27/mag… http://t.co/…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: Mr. Robot is my SparkNotes for the Ashley Madison hack, GamerGate & cyberlife in 2015. nytimes.com/2015/09/27/mag… http://t.co/…

Aug 31, 2015

Love this: @jennydeluxe on Mr. Robot, "a fictional CliffsNotes for the dark corridors of the Web.” nytimes.com/2015/08/31/mag…

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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 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

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…

Aug 13, 2015

RT @jennydeluxe: 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…

Aug 13, 2015

RT @nytimes: Viewing what you've searched for online can be like "opening an underwear drawer of thoughts" nyti.ms/1MpFvXA pic.twitter.com/dtFf8Tdmra

Aug 13, 2015

Search History as art. (probably soon to be a genre of its own) nyti.ms/1L8igRA @myen

Aug 13, 2015

RT @nytimes: Viewing what you've searched for online can be like "opening an underwear drawer of thoughts" nyti.ms/1MpFvXA pic.twitter.com/dtFf8Tdmra

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