Lauren Smiley

Lauren Smiley

Boots-on-the-ground tech reporter.

Writing about humans in the tech age. Stories at WIRED, Backchannel, San Francisco Mag, Cal Sunday, New York Mag. Staff alum of at Medium, San Francisco Weekly. Bilingual in Spanish.

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The New Yorker

The Downtrodden Landlord

Catching up with a don of the "Dirty Dozen" landlords in the city.

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The New Yorker

San Francisco's Private-Bus Backlash

A civic drama over private shuttles.

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The New Yorker

The Bay Area's Real-Estate Bubble, from Both Sides : The New Yorker

Just keeps getting more insane over here.

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The New Yorker

At the Rent Board, New Tales of the City

Chronicles from the rent board - where a renter's city goes to fight.

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The New Yorker

Last Days at the Lusty Lady Strip Club

The demise of the nation's first worker-owned strip club cooperative.