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Jenna Wortham

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

Black Bill Gates in the making. Staff writer @NYTMag and co-host of Still Processing | △△△

T-Mobile Deal Leaves Sprint's Future Unclear — With AT&T agreeing to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion, the future of Sprint Nextel just got fuzzier. Over the past several months, Sprint had held its own talks with Deutsche Telekom, the owner of T-Mobile, over a potential deal, as part of an effort to gain sorely needed scale and wireless spectrum, according to people with knowledge of the talks, which were intended to be private.

You’re Off the Hook to See ‘The Birth of a Nation’ — Should you still feel obligated to see "The Birth of a Nation," even though Nate Parker is Nate Parker? That's one of the questions we answer in this week's episode of Still Processing.

A Game Explodes and Changes Life Overnight at a Struggling Start-Up — At a cocktail party on the second floor of the expensive Bowery Hotel in Manhattan on Thursday night, as trays of stuffed mushrooms and thinly sliced filet mignon circulated, Charles Forman was marveling at how quickly things can change. "I had $1,700 in my bank account yesterday, and now I have a whole lot more," Mr. Forman said.

Our Journey to the ‘Blacksonian’ — The Smithsonian's brand-new, long-gestating National Museum of African American History and Culture opened two weekends ago to enormous lines, a swell of starry, prominent Americans and a poignant speech by the president. We both visited in the first weeks and were overwhelmed by the magnitude of the space itself and the story that the museum - the Blacksonian, if you will (and, boy, will we!)

Our Top Five Denzels — Denzel is back in theaters. If you want a hit of Mr. Washington, you could go see "The Magnificent Seven," Antoine Fuqua's Western remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic film about gunmen banding together to protect a village against thieves. But Wesley doesn't recommend that.

Social Media Got You Down? Be More Like Beyoncé — In Gary Shteyngart's 2010 novel, "Super Sad True Love Story," characters carry around smart devices called äppäräts, which are something like iPhones on meth. The book is set in the near future. Staten Island is the new Brooklyn, and all the characters use their äppäräts to chat and shop and beam their lives out to the world, nonstop.

‘Identity Is a Hoax, People!’ — This week, we discuss Sunday's prime-time Emmy Awards broadcast, which Jenna barely wanted to watch. Then something amazing happens: a call from somebody who has an Emmy! Yup, it's RuPaul, winner of this year's Emmy for outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program.

‘You Can’t Code Your Way Out of Racism’ — This week, we meet for breakfast to talk through our conflicting feelings about the new film "When the Bough Breaks," the No. 2 movie in America. Jenna loved it; Wesley not so much. We also decode the inherent racism of the sharing economy.

For Gay and Transgender Teens, Will It Get Better? — It's easy to assume that now must be a better time than ever to be a lesbian, gay or bisexual teenager. We recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Our culture has grown more accepting, too; one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Frank Ocean's, embraces his desire for men.

There’s a Lot We Need to Talk About — Hey everybody! We - Wesley and Jenna - are introducing a new podcast today. It's called Still Processing, and it's a show about our promiscuous definition of "culture." We're both writers at The New York Times, with very different focuses. Jenna is obsessed with Beyoncé, the evolution of the digital world and all things time travel.
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