Originals are longform reads featured in the NextDraft newsletter and app.

Things I Thought While Reading the News

Donald Trump is the equivalent of the OJ White Ford Bronco chase if it lasted for 110 days. Consider this: Comey is 6’ 8. He was fired the moment he shook Trump’s hand. This week’s most popular addition to Tinder profiles: “I’m sort of a Sally Yates type.” This week, Apple got into the business …

The Cell Phone Time Machine

Time: 7 years Ago Setting: Hotel Palomar. San Francisco. 9:30am I was chatting with my old friend Arthur over a continental breakfast at the Hotel Palomar. His phone rang. He took the call. It didn’t bother me in the slightest. He had warned me ahead of time that this mission critical call might come. Arthur …

Over there….

These days, I’m publishing all of my longform essays over at Medium. (Click Over there to get a link.

Recent Highlights

Here’s the coverage of Paris, the refugees and much more from today’s NextDraft. (Remember to subscribe or get the app here). Other recent writings include: Consider Yourself on Notification. Why You’re an Expert on ISIS.

Straight to the Source

In the latest What Hurts podcast, Phil Bronstein (who wrote the exclusive article on the man who shot Osama bin Laden) and I talk about the struggle to know when it’s OK to share information you weren’t even supposed to know about in the first place. You can listen on the What Hurts site. You …

Unscramble This

In the latest episode of What Hurts, Phil Bronstein and I talk about the week’s news and the end of an era at Playboy. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes. or: Listen and Follow on SoundCloud. On the writing side, here are five simple steps to fix iTunes.

This Is Gonna Hurt

Phil Bronstein and I have a new podcast called What Hurts (still very much in its beta form). Have a listen and let me know what you think. You can: Listen and Subscribe on iTunes. or: Listen and Follow on SoundCloud. Or just search for What Hurts in your favorite Podcast App.

The Latest Originals

I’ve been doing most of my long-form stuff over at Medium. Here are some of the recent highlights. If you want to get the daily news updates from NextDraft, get the newsletter or app here. The Meaning of Facebook’s Emojis, Explained   You Already Ruined Hanukkah (Just Admit It, Part 6)   A Few Blocks …

Tidal, Apple, Beyonce, and the Future of Streaming Music

Jay Z and a bunch of his big time friends in the music business held a press conference this week to re-launch Tidal, a music treamervice he recently acquired. Let’s use that event as an excuse to reassess the state of online music. Here are eleven steps to the future of online music. 1. Before …

Let’s Give Them Something to Tweet about (Or Why Periscope Matters)

It’s showtime on the Internet. With the launch of Periscope, Twitter has enabled each of us to livestream video to our followers. That’s good news for our cats, and that’s good news for Twitter, a company that has seen some of its promise limited by the very technological age in which it emerged. There are …