2016: On machine learning, artificial intelligence, and Google Brain (New York Times Magazine); on municipal broadband for public housing (Wired); On Rashad Robinson and Color of Change (Wired); on Baku (Virginia Quarterly Review);  on the essays of Mark Greif (Bookforum); on travel and documentation (New York Times Magazine); 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.