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You Can Already Code—You Just Don’t Know It Yet


When someone tells you they code, it’s as if they’re calling you from inside the world’s most exclusive club. It’s probably a pretty great…


The Ghost of NFC Future


Within minutes of sitting down at the counter of the Butterbell Grill, Colin noticed something strange about the family seated in the far booth by the bathroom.


Eleven Years Lost in Translation 

Johanna Hortolani on the eleven Years Guantánamo detainee Emad Abdalla Hassan has lost in translation


Until I started working at Reprieve, I did not often think of Guantánamo Bay — the torture that detainees have endured, scores still held there despite being cleared (84 of 164, or 51% of them), the horrors of force


Secrets of the Stacks

How libraries decide which books to keep—and which don’t stand the test of time

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I Was a Son of Satan

On fatherly confusion and worry


During the “satanic panic” of the late ’80s, Oprah warned her viewers of teen listeners of heavy metal being…


San Francisco’s (In)Visible Class War

What you can learn by talking to homeless folks


In 2003, I was living in San Francisco and working at a startup when I…


Why Other Cities Matter

Finding the Stories in the Middle


I’m checking in with my friends across the country on Twitter; like little thumbtacks in a map, their…


How to Negotiate with Terrorists

And by “terrorists,” I’m referring to real estate agents in San Francisco.


My Life in Second Position

On being the ballerina’s clumsy sister

By Laura Sook Dumcombe


Instagram Just Geotagged Us To Hell

When Politics Drive Product Decisions, We All Lose


Earlier today, I went to post a photo to Instagram. I had done this 1


Telling a Story of Stillbirth

Accepting the Limits of Narrative


Before she was born but after she was dead, I decided that there must be a book. There had to be a…


Chile’s thirst for water

A Chilean city famous for mining in the Atacama Desert is running out of water. Fast.

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