Category Archives: Fast Company

My favorite stories of 2011

Last year on this day I posted my own version of a year-in-review with my 13 favorite stories of the year. (Why 13, everyone wanted to know? Was I superstitious? Unlucky? Honestly, it just worked out that way.) This year, … Continue reading

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Salon of Beauty

I started off this week by writing about one of the most beautiful art installations I think I’ve ever seen. Ana Serrano, a Los Angeles native, has built a streetscape that’s based on some of our most vibrant neighborhoods—and she … Continue reading

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South by so long

It has taken me so long to recover from the madness of this year’s SXSW—and specifically, this stuffed avocado—that I had to wait an entire three weeks to write about it. You’ve probably heard already about the overcrowding and overcommercialization … Continue reading

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Go Co.Design!

Each year the American Society of Magazine Editors doles out their top awards for publications at the National Magazine Awards. The winners take home giant elephantine abstract sculptures designed by Alexander Calder, and that’s why almost everyone in the mag … Continue reading

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Where to find me at SXSW

It’s that time of year again…time for TACOS! Breakfast tacos, lunch tacos, cricket tacos, gelatacos! But of course I don’t head to SXSW each spring just for the food. There’s some serious work to be done. Here’s where I’ll be … Continue reading

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My 13 favorite stories of 2010

Forget resolutions, poo-pooing the past 12 months, or drinking heavily to delete the shortcomings of the year. 2010 was actually an incredibly fun, productive time for me as a writer, and I can only hope that 2011 will bring as … Continue reading

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So, about that Hollywood sign…

Finally I can declare there is a happy, “Hollywood” ending to this story, but the plot up until now was as comical as The Hangover. For those of you who just joined us:  A few months ago, the Trust for … Continue reading

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The week of magical drinking

Why do I always think of SXSW as some kind of Spring Break-level celebration of food and drink? Maybe it’s because I get to go to Austin, where they pass out micheladas as you get off the plane and trees … Continue reading

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Walking the red carpet

Ahhhh, Oscar season. When we cover our most famous street in luxurious, pedestrian-friendly carpet but only let celebrities walk there. Little gold men start appearing on the sidewalks, wearing their cute plastic skirts. And we worship them like gods. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Taco town

For the fifth(!) year in a row, I’ll be headed down to Austin for the SXSW Interactive Festival, where, for a few warm, sunny Texas days, I talk tech and eat only tacos. Since I have to make a detour … Continue reading

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