The New Yorker   The tiny Irish village where Barack Obama will always be president.

The New Yorker

The tiny Irish village where Barack Obama will always be president.

  Wired   Wealth and poverty and tech and dirty needles and church.

Wired

Wealth and poverty and tech and dirty needles and church.

  California Sunday Magazine   Director Mike Mills hunts for his past.

California Sunday Magazine

Director Mike Mills hunts for his past.

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   The former president’s biggest hater — and employee.

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

The former president’s biggest hater — and employee.

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   In a straighter realm, a Bay Area wanderer is lost for good.

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

In a straighter realm, a Bay Area wanderer is lost for good.

  Saveur   Becoming your own Willy Wonka

Saveur

Becoming your own Willy Wonka

  California Sunday Magazine   America’s poet-in-chief tries to capture the national mood.

California Sunday Magazine

America’s poet-in-chief tries to capture the national mood.

  New York Times   A weekend in the Mission District.

New York Times

A weekend in the Mission District.

  New York Times   Arcosanti, Arizona’s never-finished experimental city.

New York Times

Arcosanti, Arizona’s never-finished experimental city.

  Afar   Among the chefs, cowboys, chickens, mongooses, fictional gorillas and other outsiders of Kau ai.

Afar

Among the chefs, cowboys, chickens, mongooses, fictional gorillas and other outsiders of Kauai.

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   Michael Skrzypek’s strange encounter with the universal dream.

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

Michael Skrzypek’s strange encounter with the universal dream.

  The New Yorker   A summer camp for grownups in need of digital detox. 

The New Yorker

A summer camp for grownups in need of digital detox. 

  New York Times   Adventure and misadventure on Northern California’s Delta.

New York Times

Adventure and misadventure on Northern California’s Delta.

  New York Times   Peasant cooking, in Oakland.

New York Times

Peasant cooking, in Oakland.

  New York Times   David Geffen’s improvement on Billionaires’ Beach.

New York Times

David Geffen’s improvement on Billionaires’ Beach.

  New York Times   A short review of Gabe Hudson’s story collection.

New York Times

A short review of Gabe Hudson’s story collection.

  Salon   On becoming the long battle.

Salon

On becoming the long battle.

  Salon   A strange subset of the fathers’ rights movement insists the growing number of sex abuse allegations obscures a deeper truth.

Salon

A strange subset of the fathers’ rights movement insists the growing number of sex abuse allegations obscures a deeper truth.

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   311’s window onto San Francisco’s secret heart.

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

311’s window onto San Francisco’s secret heart.

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   A twice-convicted felon makes a clean break from prison. Sort of.

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

A twice-convicted felon makes a clean break from prison. Sort of.

  The Atavist   The tragic, miraculous and then unbelievable true story of Hollywood producer Simon Lewis.

The Atavist

The tragic, miraculous and then unbelievable true story of Hollywood producer Simon Lewis.

  Wired    Yelpification, ubiquitous appraisal and our culture of critique.

Wired

Yelpification, ubiquitous appraisal and our culture of critique.

  New York Times    A scribble on a slip of paper becomes a mystery. 

New York Times

A scribble on a slip of paper becomes a mystery. 

  Salon   A profile of the Velvet Underground founder.

Salon

A profile of the Velvet Underground founder.

  Sunset   Inside the secret world of private train travel.

Sunset

Inside the secret world of private train travel.

  Wired   Doing something about the weather

Wired

Doing something about the weather

  New York TImes   Navigating playground real estate

New York TImes

Navigating playground real estate

  New York Times   Los Angeles has changed.

New York Times

Los Angeles has changed.

  New York Times   The radical, sometimes naked Austrian, at last in the United States.

New York Times

The radical, sometimes naked Austrian, at last in the United States.

  Afar   Cruising the Rhine in end times.

Afar

Cruising the Rhine in end times.

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   Learning to stop being a loser and start getting the big bucks.

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

Learning to stop being a loser and start getting the big bucks.

  New York Times   Every city needs a lake, and every lake needs a $22 million restaurant on its shores.

New York Times

Every city needs a lake, and every lake needs a $22 million restaurant on its shores.

  Afar  All you need is gezelligheid.   

Afar
All you need is gezelligheid.

 

  Salon   A plea for the revision of sex talk.

Salon

A plea for the revision of sex talk.

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   What happened to Fremont mechanic Hamid Sayadi after 9/11?

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

What happened to Fremont mechanic Hamid Sayadi after 9/11?

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   The life of an irritatingly likable international inspiration.

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

The life of an irritatingly likable international inspiration.

  Women's Health Magazine   As the grandson of the Gerber Baby, I was expected to produce a mashed peas eater myself. I wasn’t convinced.

Women's Health Magazine

As the grandson of the Gerber Baby, I was expected to produce a mashed peas eater myself. I wasn’t convinced.

  Salon   A Living Wage campaign shakes up Harvard.

Salon

A Living Wage campaign shakes up Harvard.

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   Salon.com’s long-running advice columnist hit bottom so you don’t have to.

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

Salon.com’s long-running advice columnist hit bottom so you don’t have to.

  San Francisco Magazine   Introducing Scary Cow, San Francisco’s socialist meritocracy where awful and wonderful alien movies get made.

San Francisco Magazine

Introducing Scary Cow, San Francisco’s socialist meritocracy where awful and wonderful alien movies get made.

  California Sunday Magazine   Busing through the Deep South with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

California Sunday Magazine

Busing through the Deep South with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

  California Sunday Magazine   Samin Nosrat’s bid to become the Iranian Martha Stewart.

California Sunday Magazine

Samin Nosrat’s bid to become the Iranian Martha Stewart.

  New York Times   Never trust a stranger with $50.

New York Times

Never trust a stranger with $50.

  Pacific Standard   A defense of FOMO.

Pacific Standard

A defense of FOMO.

  Saveur   Chris Colin writes about mutiny, dark history and the redemption of a strange fruit in the latest issue of Saveur

Saveur

Chris Colin writes about mutiny, dark history and the redemption of a strange fruit in the latest issue of Saveur

  California Sunday Magazine   A controversy and a revolution in the world of blind movie watching.

California Sunday Magazine

A controversy and a revolution in the world of blind movie watching.

  New York Times   On visual art made by the visually impaired. 

New York Times

On visual art made by the visually impaired. 

  New York Times   In solitary confinement for 34 years, Herman Wallace architects an alternate reality.

New York Times

In solitary confinement for 34 years, Herman Wallace architects an alternate reality.

  Afar   How fancy Mezcal is changing everything in the villages of Oaxaca

Afar

How fancy Mezcal is changing everything in the villages of Oaxaca

  Mother Jones   The former Yugoslav republic made 18,000 people disappear in the blink of an eye. 

Mother Jones

The former Yugoslav republic made 18,000 people disappear in the blink of an eye. 

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   Tracking down the human behind the wasteful Neosporin travel tote.

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

Tracking down the human behind the wasteful Neosporin travel tote.

  New York Times   A funky old surf town re-brands itself as Surf City USA.

New York Times

A funky old surf town re-brands itself as Surf City USA.

  New York Times   Weekend travel guide to the Northern California wine region.

New York Times

Weekend travel guide to the Northern California wine region.

  New York Times   On San Francisco’s dingy old strip of motels, in the Sunday Travel section.   

New York Times

On San Francisco’s dingy old strip of motels, in the Sunday Travel section.

 

  Afar   A week in Iceland’s capital gets freaky.

Afar

A week in Iceland’s capital gets freaky.

  Salon   Reconciling Sarajevo with Iraq: Toward a consistent feminist foreign policy. (Broadsheet blog entry)

Salon

Reconciling Sarajevo with Iraq: Toward a consistent feminist foreign policy. (Broadsheet blog entry)

  Salon   Barbecue’s co-opting of feminism.

Salon

Barbecue’s co-opting of feminism.

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   Why aren’t all these people working?

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

Why aren’t all these people working?

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   San Francisco’s forgotten year.

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

San Francisco’s forgotten year.

 In a square mile of West Texas, vanishing roots of a wilder America.  Afar magazine .

In a square mile of West Texas, vanishing roots of a wilder America. Afar magazine.

  Saveur   Hiking 20 mountainous Sardinian miles in the dark for the world’s rarest pasta

Saveur

Hiking 20 mountainous Sardinian miles in the dark for the world’s rarest pasta

  California Sunday Magazine   In the mountains of Peru, an ayahuasca retreat tailor-made for the startup set.

California Sunday Magazine

In the mountains of Peru, an ayahuasca retreat tailor-made for the startup set.

  New York Times   Looking for a stolen horse.

New York Times

Looking for a stolen horse.

  Medium   In which I open a restaurant in my house, for a night.

Medium

In which I open a restaurant in my house, for a night.

  Saveur   How sausage is made.

Saveur

How sausage is made.

  California Sunday Magazine   A word lover in search of the planet’s most atrocious sentences.

California Sunday Magazine

A word lover in search of the planet’s most atrocious sentences.

  New York Times   One last river-shooting hurrah before the baby makes us hibernate.

New York Times

One last river-shooting hurrah before the baby makes us hibernate.

  New York Times   To paraphrase Charlton Heston, some damn dirty apes come to the land of Pollock.

New York Times

To paraphrase Charlton Heston, some damn dirty apes come to the land of Pollock.

  Afar   Coastal foraging in the Oregon fog.

Afar

Coastal foraging in the Oregon fog.

  Salon   A review of the V.S. Naipaul novel.

Salon

A review of the V.S. Naipaul novel.

  New York Times   On the bus with the co-housing tourists.

New York Times

On the bus with the co-housing tourists.

  New York Times   Cozy soup in the bone-chilling gloom.

New York Times

Cozy soup in the bone-chilling gloom.

  New York Times   The Gehry-ization of the awful old cat tree.

New York Times

The Gehry-ization of the awful old cat tree.

  New York Times   It’s ugly. But only from the outside.   

New York Times

It’s ugly. But only from the outside.

 

  Salon   Raised like a son by a New York family as part of a language experiment, Nim Chimpsky was shipped away when funds ran out.

Salon

Raised like a son by a New York family as part of a language experiment, Nim Chimpsky was shipped away when funds ran out.

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   Jumping ship in order to clean them.

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

Jumping ship in order to clean them.

  San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com   Home sellers invent a surreally perfect psychological space.

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

Home sellers invent a surreally perfect psychological space.

  Mother Jones   Outside Baltimore, the nation’s first public high school dedicated to homeland security.

Mother Jones

Outside Baltimore, the nation’s first public high school dedicated to homeland security.

  Conde Nast Portfolio   Ex-Google exec David Friedberg is applying Google-like technology to allow all types of businesses to hedge their exposure to the elements.

Conde Nast Portfolio

Ex-Google exec David Friedberg is applying Google-like technology to allow all types of businesses to hedge their exposure to the elements.