Jacob Brogan
Jacob Brogan

Jacob Brogan writes for Slate about technology and culture. Follow him on Twitter.

Future Tense
Aug. 16 2017 4:36 PMMeet Mappy, a Software System That Automatically Maps Old-School Nintendo Games
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Aug. 15 2017 12:44 PMThe Department of Justice Demands Records on Every Visit to Anti-Trump Protest Site DisruptJ20
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Aug. 14 2017 12:10 PMAmazon Is Refunding Some (Possibly Defective) Eclipse-Viewing Products
Working
Aug. 9 2017 12:38 PMThe “How Does a Manufacturing Executive Work?” TranscriptRead what a Shinola’s Jen Guarino had to say about making watches, bags, and other consumer products in Detroit.
Brow Beat
Aug. 6 2017 11:31 PMThis Week’s Worst Person in Westeros: Bran Stark
Working
Aug. 3 2017 10:21 AMThe “How Does a Barbecue Chef Work?” TranscriptRead what a Detroit restauranteur had to say about making smoked meats in Motor City’s burgeoning food scene.
The Audio Book Club
July 31 2017 11:36 AMDo Not Become AlarmedMaile Meloy’s novel about privileged kids in peril is an adventure yarn with bite.
Brow Beat
July 30 2017 11:38 PMThis Week’s Worst Person in Westeros: Cersei Lannister
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July 24 2017 1:13 PMAn Obituary for Microsoft Paint
Working
July 23 2017 8:00 AMHow Does a Barbecue Chef Work?Mike Metevia of Slows Bar B-Q makes some of the best smoked meats in Detroit.
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July 19 2017 2:17 PMRepublican Congressman Asks the Important Question: Were There Ancient Civilizations on Mars?
Books
July 17 2017 9:30 AMHow Reality CrumblesA timely and troubling new novel ranks among the best works of queer science fiction.
Working
July 16 2017 8:00 AMHow Does the Detroit Mayor’s Chief of Staff Work?In this episode of Working, Alexis Wiley talks about bringing political visions to life in a changing city.
Working
July 13 2017 11:00 AMThe “How Does a Hair Care Entrepreneur Work?” TranscriptRead what Detroit’s Gwen Jimmere had to say about making and marketing products for women with curly hair.
Future Tense
July 10 2017 10:02 AMIs Our Relationship With the iPhone Just Another Loveless Marriage?
Books
Aug. 16 2017 9:30 AMKeep It Hot, Keep It RealMatthew Klam’s Who Is Rich? totally reinvigorates the literary cliché of the male midlife crisis.
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Aug. 14 2017 3:01 PMWannaCry Hero Pleads Not Guilty to Malware Charges
Brow Beat
Aug. 13 2017 11:19 PMThis Week’s Worst Person(s) in Westeros: The Maesters
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Aug. 9 2017 9:00 AMOut of the LoopMachine learning hobbyist Janelle Shane talks about artificial intelligence, algorithmic biases, and why it’s funny when computers mess up.
Working
Aug. 6 2017 2:01 PMHow Does a Music Educator Work?Delashea Strawder infuses music into the classrooms of Detroit and the lives of its young people.
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Aug. 3 2017 9:07 AMMicrosoft Word’s Grammar and Style Tools Will Make Your Writing Worse
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July 31 2017 5:45 AMWhat Were Screen Savers?How the dreamlike designs let us imagine computers had lives of their own.
Working
July 30 2017 1:00 PMHow Does a Manufacturing Executive Work?Shinola’s Jen Guarino talks about the challenges of producing watches, bags, and more in Detroit.
Brow Beat
July 23 2017 11:29 PMThis Week’s Worst Person in Westeros: Euron Greyjoy
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July 21 2017 3:34 PMYouTube Starts Redirecting People who Search for Certain Keywords to Anti-Terrorist Videos
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July 17 2017 4:26 PMA Close Reading of Apple’s Latest Emojis
Brow Beat
July 16 2017 11:38 PMThis Week’s Worst Person in Westeros: Ed Sheeran
Working
July 14 2017 2:09 PMThe “How Does a Community Internet Organizer Work?” TranscriptRead what Diana Nucera had to say about promoting digital literacy and internet access in Detroit.
Future Tense
July 12 2017 11:21 AMWhere Thelma Meets Louise: Use This Site to Find Nifty Intersections (and Search Your Own Name)
Working
July 9 2017 9:01 AMHow Does a Community Internet Organizer Work?Diana Nucera runs an organization that promotes digital literacy and internet access in Detroit.

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