Recently

"Picturing the Self-Driving City," New York Times Magazine | autonomous cars, the (a) future of cities

"Is Maryellis Bunn the Millennial Walt Disney?" New York Magazine | the Museum of Ice Cream, the future of retail

"Forum: San Francisco," Harper's | the startup-accelerator approach to politics

"What Would a Museum of Capitalism Look Like?" New Yorker online | historicizing the present

"How Silicon Valley's Workplace Culture Produced James Damore's Google Memo," New Yorker online | message board culture

"After Travis Kalanick's Resignation, Will Uber Really Change?" New Yorker online | startup DNA, uneasy schadenfreude

"Why Protesters Gathered Outside Peter Thiel’s Mansion This Weekend," New Yorker online | discontent on Billionaire's Row

"A Perfect Storm at Uber," New Yorker online | sexism in tech, & why women rarely go public

"The Shine Comes Off Silicon Valley," The Atlantic | farewell to the mythos

 

Technology

"Uncanny Valley," n+1 | the allure & anxiety of working at a San Francisco startup

"Workplace by Facebook, or a Party in the Office," New Yorker online | playful enterprise software & the work-life blur

"Only Human," New Republic | transhumanism, biotech, & fantasies of the future

"Immersion Therapy in the Trump Archive," New Yorker online | the Internet Archive's reality record

"Trump Preparedness: Digital Security 101," New Yorker online | online privacy & a San Francisco hackerspace

"Ping Pong, Silicon Valley's Favorite Sport," New Republic online | aggressive freedom, workplace fun, & table tennis

"On Reading Issues of Wired from 1993 to 1995," New Yorker online | tech's past future & future past

"Why Can't Silicon Valley Solve Its Diversity Problem?" New Yorker online | the "pipeline problem"

"Inside Silicon Valley's Big Pitch Day," The Atlantic | watching 127 startups pitch at Y Combinator's Demo Day

"The Best Magazine on the Early Web," The Atlantic | the '90s webzine Suck.com, tech criticism, & the data-driven web

"Hacking Technology's Boys' Club," New Republic | profile of writer & programmer Ellen Ullman

"The Public Domain Still Needs Idealism," New Republic | review of Justin Peters's The Idealist 

"The Meaning of Online Life," New Republic | review of Virginia Heffernan's Magic and Loss

 

Culture & Books

"Sounds Like the Blues," Pacific Standard | production music, simulacra, & anxiety

"Beach Babes," New Republic | review of Linda Rosenkrantz's Talk

"Millennials, Meet Renata Adler," New Republic| review of Renata Adler's After the Tall Timber

"What Women Actually Say to Each Other," New Republic | review of Lisa Alther and Françoise Gilot's About Women

"How to Make Architecture Human," New Republic | review of Witold Rybczynski's Mysteries of the Mall 

"The Data-Entry Dystopia," New Republic | review of Helen Philips's The Beautiful Bureaucrat

"Paris Was Wild, Once," New Republic | review of Luc Sante's The Other Paris

"Red and Blue," the Paris Review Daily | tragedy in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

"Falling Hard," the Paris Review Daily | Renata Adler's Speedboat, urban intimacy

"In Search of Lost Time," the Paris Review Daily | family, audiobooks, & Proust

 

Conversations

"Lurid Gifts & Lewder Fantasies," New Republic | part of a roundtable on Lolita

An interview with Vivian Gornick, VICE | meet your heroes

A roundtable on Lucia Berlin, VICE | when you can't meet your heroes, meet their friends

 

Miscellany

"The Record," The Awl | conversations with strangers, trying to get it all right

"The Most Wonderful Staircase," The Offing | San Francisco, hypnosis, disorientation

"Chasing the Holy Grail of Hues: True Black," Racked | pursuit of a hyperreal black

"#003366," websafe2k16 | Livejournal, ska, & faking it

Long-lost & overlooked books, articles, archives, Longreads | Margot Hentoff, Yoko Tawada, & company

 

I Was on the Radio, Once

A conversation with NPR's Marketplace, about "Uncanny Valley"