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

Tracee Ellis Ross Is Big on Big Hair

nytimes.com — 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’

nytimes.com — 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

medium.com — 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

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — 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

vogue.com — 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.

Buying the Bricks for Your Online Storefront

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — These days, I do nearly all my shopping online. Amazon whisks household supplies like dish soap and paper towels to my doorstep in a day or two, and grocery services like FreshDirect and Good Eggs can quickly restock my fridge and pantry.

16 Men and Women Share Their Sexts and the Stories Behind Them (Warning: Very NSFW)

medium.com — What love (and sex) really lookslike in the 21st century. By Jenna Wortham Illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook, Trenton Duerksen, Lisa Hanawalt, Melody Newcomb, Pat Perry, Jonny Ruzzo, Sam Vanallemeersch, and Roxie Vizcarra I sent my very first sext at the age of 15. Maybe I was 13.

Never Can Say Goodbye

refinery29.com — Most people in New York have a half-life, an expiration date, an unknown period of time before they will say enough is enough, a moment they will concede to the city's toughness, its cruelty and hardness, and start saying their unsentimental goodbyes.

Starting From the Bottom

medium.com — 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.

Ubering While Black

medium.com — By Jenna Wortham The comedian Hannibal Buress has a bit in his act about trying to hail a cab in New York as a black man. He walks up to the taxi and tries to open the door, but rather than pick him up, the driver hits the gas and speeds away, with Buress running alongside the cab.
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Jan 29, 2015

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