Writing about humans in the tech age for WIRED, The Atlantic, Glamour. Investigative reporter of the "Broken Harts" podcast. Staff alum of Matter, SF Weekly. Bilingual in Spanish.
How porch camera culture intersects chaotically with social media, class, and race - and escalated a feud between a package thief and tech-boom San Franciscans.
Karen Navarra was a quiet woman in her 60s who lived alone with cats. She was found beaten to death. The neighbors didn't see anything, but her Fitbit did.
The true crime story of a prolific Facebook "master post-er" - who for years shielded her family's problems from scrutiny via her posts until, investigators believe, she intentionally drove them off a California cliff.
The story on an Indian techie killed in a Kansas bar by a white man who screamed "Get out of my country!"
An overseas workers conversing with US seniors - via a puppy avatar.
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This article is part of our ongoing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve.
The Central Valley of California doesn’t begin so much with a gradual change in the landscape as with an abrupt line. Suddenly, a barren plain that looks like an apt cue for “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” theme song is interrupted by the first row of leafy, irrigated crops.
Since the 1930s, the regi...
Hell is other parents' screen-time policies.