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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 | | snapchat: pizzapizzaa △△ |

A Flashy Bet for Yahoo on a Shift in Social Media — Plus, Facebook is still a force to be reckoned with. The company has a billion-plus users and generated $5 billion in revenue last year. But except for the Instagram acquisition, Facebook has been slow to introduce tools to let members make and create interesting content beyond uploading photos and videos.

Can S. Valley Do Anything to Stop Police Violence?

Can Silicon Valley Really Do Anything to Stop Police Violence? — In the moments immediately after Philando Castile was shot several times by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota, his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, began streaming the scene on Facebook Live.

When Everyone Can Be ‘Queer,’ Is Anyone? — Earlier this year, Vice published an essay that posed the question "Can Straight People Be Queer?" The article includes an image from Jaden Smith's Facebook page of the musician looking petulant in a skirt, alongside the caption "My mood when they try to hate."

Why Travel Can Never Provide Pure Escape — All leavings have purpose. In 2014, poet Claudia Rankine unfurled the idea that "because white men can't police their imagination, black men are dying." And so, last year, a handful of friends and I decided to flee America for Morocco. We left because of the nightmares white men had started to give us.

How an Archive of the Internet Could Change History — A few years ago, the Brooklyn Museum put on a Keith Haring exhibition, with a focus on his early career. There were videos of Haring at work, feverishly painting his way across an enormous scroll, and a room filled with drawings he illegally chalked in subway stations.

Sending GPS Devices the Way of the Tape Deck? — The smartphone is already the Swiss Army knife of the digital age - a quick flick of the finger can transform it into a camcorder, Web browser, gaming device or music player. For many consumers, the Apple iPhone and its competitors are versatile enough that they can get by without separate cameras and laptops.

The Bloop Guide to Summer Parties — Bloop is a joint venture between Aminatou Sow How to flex: and Jenna Wortham . Bloop is a combination of "black" and "goop" -  basically, what it would be like if Gwyneth Paltrow's goop were written exclusively by and for black women. What to wear: What to bring: Bloop babes love summer.

‘Labor of Love,’ by Moira Weigel — LABOR OF LOVE The Invention of Dating By Moira Weigel292 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $26. Two thousand sixteen has been another year of radical upheaval. Americans who thought they were approaching something resembling a post-post-­utopian ideal of a society had their views adjusted as recurring ­instances of police brutality and protests against racism on college campuses continue to force a closer consideration of our political and cultural institutions.

Letter of Recommendation: B.F.F. Tattoos — The story of my first tattoo goes like this: One night in middle school, my friend Stephanie spent the night at my house. We were camped out in my bedroom and bored. We had watched "Clueless" so many times that we could recite all the best lines.
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"I'mma let you finish but let's be real -- I'm gon win" - HRC, aka what a NIGHT all the feels whew

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"Twitter fingers turn to trigger fingers" -- HRC got Drake bars!!

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