On Hillary Clinton, the War of Ideas, and the 99 Percent: The Roosevelt Institute (New York Times Magazine); On Peter Thiel and Donald Trump (New York Times Magazine online); On the controversy over the work of Alice Goffman (New York Times Magazine); on a Japanese robot hotel (Wired); an interview with Tony Tulathimutte (LitHub); on the venture capital bubble (New York Times Magazine); "Germany" in The Wurst of Lucky Peach.