THE LATEST ARTICLES
SILICON VALLEY • March 19, 2023
A.I., SVB & “Woke” Finance Fears
Reflections on the new ChatGPT, “doughnut economics,” D.E.I. backlash, and what the right got wrong about Silicon Valley Bank.
SILICON VALLEY • March 5, 2023
Me, Myself, & A.I.
Billions of dollars are rushing into another high-tech hype cycle, this time around ChatGPT and other large language models. This time, it’s different.
WASHINGTON • February 19, 2023
The Black Liberation Paradox
Modern emancipation needs to be more than a function of liberating white minds. Black people also need to find joy on our own terms. What’s the point of saying “Black Lives Matter” if that life is defined solely by struggle?
WASHINGTON • February 5, 2023
Thoughts & Tears for Tyre
We are overdosing on fear in America. The answer lies in community, an openness to new forms of policing, a new conception of justice, and love.
HOLLYWOOD • January 22, 2023
Harry & Meghan in History
Despite my best efforts to not care about the British royal family, I’ve found myself entranced by the Sussexes’ journey of racial awakening, moved by their historical traumas, and transformed by their exile.
SILICON VALLEY • January 8, 2023
TikTok on the Clock
What happens to the creator economy if the world’s most important new social platform is banned in the United States? We may be about to find out.
SILICON VALLEY • December 22, 2022
Have We Reached Peak Elon?
Holiday predictions from across Silicon Valley, on the passing of Twitter, a new low for web3, Meta vs. Apple, and the true dawn of A.I.
SILICON VALLEY • December 11, 2022
Is the Next Tina Fey a Bot?
The rise of ChatGPT suggests how artificial intelligence is coming for the arts.
SILICON VALLEY • November 27, 2022
The Post-Twitter Promised Land
We all complain incessantly about the world’s most infamous microblogging platform—hate speech, divisiveness, stupidity, bots—so what’s the future of the digital town square, post-Elon rule?
SILICON VALLEY • November 13, 2022
Musk Fast and S.B.F. Things
A mantra of an age, as emblemized by the Zuckerberg generation of Silicon Valley megastars, meets its fitting conclusion with extraordinary speed in a week.