Our Ghost-Kitchen Future
A business model that seemed marginal before the coronavirus pandemic now looks like the future of restaurants.
San Francisco Shelters in Place
It took a few days, but the city has accepted the reality of what’s to come.
March 20, 2020
The Floating Utopia of Salesforce Park
San Francisco’s newest public space reflects Big Tech’s influence—and a city’s anxieties.
December 11, 2019
How Hipcamp Became the Airbnb of the Outdoors
Can a startup save the wilderness by disrupting it?
December 2, 2019
What a Tour of an Amazon Fulfillment Center Reveals
Is the whole world becoming one big Amazon warehouse?
November 4, 2019
A New California Law Takes Aim at Uber and Lyft
By requiring gig-economy companies to reclassify their workers as employees, Assembly Bill 5 will change the American labor market.
September 12, 2019
The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News
Can a human touch make Silicon Valley’s biggest discussion forum a more thoughtful place?
August 8, 2019
In San Francisco, Tech Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness
The hype about an incoming wave of tech I.P.O.s has underscored the city’s long-standing tensions.
May 17, 2019
Jack Dorsey’s TED Interview and the End of an Era
The C.E.O. of Twitter no longer seems capable of controlling the system he’s created.
April 27, 2019
The Complicated Legacy of Stewart Brand’s “Whole Earth Catalog”
The baby-boomer communards leave behind a frightening, if unintentional, inheritance—a ravaged environment, eviscerated institutions, and an eroding democracy.
November 16, 2018