A summer camp for grownups in need of digital detox. NewYorker.com.

A summer camp for grownups in need of digital detox. NewYorker.com.

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 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 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.

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.

Salon On becoming the long battle.

Salon

On becoming the long battle.

Salon A Living Wage campaign shakes up Harvard.

Salon

A Living Wage campaign shakes up Harvard.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

New York Times Los Angeles has changed.

New York Times

Los Angeles has changed.

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.

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.

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 All you need is gezelligheid.

Afar
All you need is gezelligheid.

Mother Jones The former Yugoslav republic made 18,000 people disappear in the blink of an eye. Now it wants the world to forget its experiment in ethnic cleansing.

Mother Jones

The former Yugoslav republic made 18,000 people disappear in the blink of an eye. Now it wants the world to forget its experiment in ethnic cleansing.

Salon A profile of the Velvet Underground founder.

Salon

A profile of the Velvet Underground founder.

Salon A plea for the revision of sex talk.

Salon

A plea for the revision of sex talk.

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.

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.

Never trust a stranger with $50. New York Times.

Never trust a stranger with $50. New York Times.

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 A weekend in the Mission District.

New York Times

A weekend in the Mission District.

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 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.

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 Michael Skrzypek’s strange encounter with the universal dream.

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

Michael Skrzypek’s strange encounter with the universal dream.

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.

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

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com

San Francisco’s forgotten year.

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.

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

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

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 Arcosanti, Arizona’s never-finished experimental city.

New York Times

Arcosanti, Arizona’s never-finished experimental city.

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

New York Times

It’s ugly. But only from the outside.

Wired Magazine Yelpification, ubiquitous appraisal and our culture of critique.

Wired Magazine

Yelpification, ubiquitous appraisal and our culture of critique.

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.
 

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.

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

Salon

A review of the V.S. Naipaul novel.

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 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.

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.