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Zero-Sum Environments January 7, 2021
A Simple Farewell January 7, 2021
Bundling & Unbundling December 25, 2020
Cross-Country Cannonball Record Broken December 16, 2019
Emotional Baggage December 6, 2019
Why are we all paying a tax to credit card companies? November 16, 2019
Why Did The Boeing 737 Max Crash? October 23, 2019
Inside TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans From Filing Their Taxes for Free October 18, 2019
Peter Thiel’s dinners are the hottest ticket in L.A. So what’s his endgame? October 3, 2019
The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong? September 29, 2019
The Sterile, Efficient Life of a Millennial September 28, 2019
The Intelligence of Plants September 26, 2019
Recipe for disaster: The meteoric rise and ongoing demise of Blue Apron September 19, 2019
America’s Orthodox Jews Are Selling A Ton Of The Products You Buy On Amazon September 10, 2019
The New American Homeless September 5, 2019
Ten Years On, Foursquare Is Now Checking In to You August 27, 2019
The House Is Haunted by the Echo of Your Last Goodbye August 25, 2019
Vision Zero Is The Wrong Goal August 21, 2019
Why is everything late, over-budget, and broken in San Francisco? August 15, 2019
Uber’s Path of Destruction May 19, 2019
The Moral Peril of Meritocracy April 6, 2019
The foodoo economics of meal delivery March 20, 2019
The world pulls the Andon cord on the 737 Max March 12, 2019
Eliminating minimum parking requirements makes San Francisco more livable December 27, 2018
Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young August 16, 2018
It’s weirdly hard to steal Mark Zuckerberg’s trash August 5, 2018
Venture-backed scooters April 5, 2018
Gender and your kitchen design April 5, 2018
Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For April 5, 2018
Outside Voices April 5, 2018
Short Cuts April 5, 2018
An interview with Bernie Madoff March 20, 2018
The science behind looking like your name March 20, 2018
To Combat Loneliness, Promote Social Health March 2, 2018
How Pop-Ups Took Over America’s Restaurants March 2, 2018
Full-sentence movie titles are increasingly common March 2, 2018
Oprah follows up with the partisan voters in Michigan about Donald Trump February 23, 2018
Why Paper Jams Persist February 15, 2018
Brotopia February 15, 2018
Why people wait in lines February 15, 2018
A Paper Tears Apart in a City That Never Quite Came Together February 6, 2018
Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection February 6, 2018
Clear and Verifiable February 6, 2018
Social Decay February 6, 2018
The wealth of Sapiens February 6, 2018
You Aren’t In the Crowd, You Are the Crowd February 6, 2018
Why Does Every Lifestyle Startup Look the Same? February 6, 2018
Why Brooks Needs Runners Who Hate to Run February 6, 2018
Good vs. Better at Bad February 5, 2018
In the Footsteps of Robert Moses October 2, 2017
Don’t Let Your (Technology) Tools Use You October 2, 2017
This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley October 2, 2017
The Dying Art of Disagreement October 2, 2017
America Wasn’t Built for Humans October 2, 2017
Nothing to hide September 29, 2017
With Liberty and Sans Serif for All September 29, 2017
The Executive Computer - ‘Mother of All Markets’ or a ‘Pipe Dream Driven by Greed’? September 29, 2017
The Great Tech Panic of 2017 September 29, 2017
Privacy at Apple September 29, 2017
We cannot afford to be indifferent to internet spying September 29, 2017
Why Paul Krugman Is Wrong About Wearables September 27, 2017
The best weekend activities are most likely not the ones you’re currently doing September 27, 2017
You are the product September 20, 2017
Cal Newport on taking your life back from technology September 20, 2017
Active Listening September 20, 2017
How I Got My Attention Back September 20, 2017
How Instagram Makes You Basic, Boring, and Completely Deranged September 20, 2017
Addicted to Your iPhone? You’re Not Alone September 20, 2017
The Privilege of Logging Off September 17, 2017
You’re Using Foursquare All the Time. You Just Don’t Know It September 5, 2017
Designing the new foursquare August 9, 2017
Mapping the Shadows of New York City: Every Building, Every Block December 22, 2016
The Man Who Cleans Up After Plane Crashes December 20, 2016
“Those were our entrepreneurs we locked up.” December 2, 2016
The Real Teens of Silicon Valley November 15, 2016
Code Cracking November 13, 2016
Writer Evan Ratliff Tried to Vanish November 13, 2016
Why Is It So Hard to Make a Website for the Government? November 13, 2016
Storm Sentinels October 31, 2016
Living in an Extreme Meritocracy Is Exhausting October 26, 2016
Auto Correct October 20, 2016
13th October 16, 2016
Making Sense of Modern Pornography October 10, 2016
Every Noise At Once October 9, 2016
What HBO’s Westworld gets wrong (and right) about human nature October 7, 2016
The Economics of Dining as a Couple October 7, 2016
The Stanford Letters October 1, 2016
Fun Facts From San Francisco History September 30, 2016
Tonight I saw a homeless man September 17, 2016
iOS 10 Review September 16, 2016
Pajama Rich September 14, 2016
We’re the Only Plane in the Sky September 11, 2016
Portland Stone Firms by David Airey September 9, 2016
How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down September 7, 2016
Perpetual Motion Machines September 4, 2016
The Riddle of the Gun September 4, 2016
Metric & Calibre Design Information September 2, 2016
Will Anyone Stop Rodrigo Duterte? September 1, 2016
Inside the Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns September 1, 2016
How Helicopter Parenting Can Cause Binge Drinking September 1, 2016
Cartography Comparison: Google & Apple August 30, 2016
NOBL Collective August 27, 2016
A Map Showing Every Single Cargo Ship In The World August 27, 2016
I Got Scammed By A Silicon Valley Startup August 26, 2016
The War on Cash August 19, 2016
Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism August 16, 2016
Three years in San Francisco August 16, 2016
Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook’s Apple August 16, 2016
The Loneliness of Being Black in San Francisco August 16, 2016
Welcome to AirSpace August 16, 2016
You Need To Know How To Use Guns If You Want To Be Able to Regulate Them August 16, 2016
Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart August 11, 2016
Terminally ill artist who chose assisted dying gathered friends to say goodbye August 11, 2016
Employee #1: Tumblr August 10, 2016
Eddy Cue And Craig Federighi Open Up About Learning From Apple’s Failures August 10, 2016
Apple Music’s Bozoma Saint John: It’s About Passion, Not Algorithms August 8, 2016
Marcus Books, Nation’s Oldest Black-Centric Bookstore, Lands New Fillmore Location August 8, 2016
What does the Uber-Didi deal teach us about foreign tech companies trying to do business in China? August 7, 2016
Has Coffee In San Francisco Reached Oversaturation? August 7, 2016
Do Your Friends Actually Like You? August 6, 2016
Dinner, disrupted August 6, 2016
Google Maps goes for the win with Rio updates August 5, 2016
The Interval Opens At Fort Mason On Monday August 4, 2016
SF Coffee Shops That Serve Great Food August 4, 2016
Acquired Ep. 17 - Waze August 3, 2016
Nelson Cash August 1, 2016
The Babysitters Club July 30, 2016
What Makes People Feel Upbeat at Work July 30, 2016
The Typography of ‘Stranger Things’ July 27, 2016
Where The Night Of Went Wrong July 25, 2016
South Bay Polo Headcam 7-23-16 July 23, 2016
Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People July 22, 2016
This plane could cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Why did it fail? July 19, 2016
A Contemporary History of Walking to Work July 7, 2016
What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team February 25, 2016
Confessions of an Instagram Influencer February 16, 2016
On losing Rdio December 22, 2015
A Eulogy for Rdio November 17, 2015
The disturbing truth about how airplanes are maintained today November 13, 2015
A 2015 Labor Day Reading List September 7, 2015
How Champion-Pony Clones Have Transformed the Game of Polo July 23, 2015
The secret startup that saved the worst website in America July 16, 2015
Why Don’t We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year in America? May 18, 2015
Justine Sacco Is Good at Her Job, and How I Came To Peace With Her December 24, 2014
The End of Willets Point August 2, 2014
The Future of Iced Coffee August 2, 2014
The Dark Power of Fraternities March 1, 2014
You can use your phone on a plane October 8, 2013
Will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right? June 6, 2013
Inside The Mind Of The Foursquare Engineer Re-Mapping The World March 24, 2013
When it was a game: Hoping Foursquare returns to its roots January 21, 2013
A Case for Abolishing Parking Tickets January 16, 2013
Rdio killed iTunes November 30, 2012
Rdio 2.0 November 27, 2012
Wilson Miner April 10, 2011
How Tech Start-ups Like Foursquare and Meetup Are Trying to Overthrow Old Media and Build a Better New York April 16, 2010