7 years of Doordash orders


I just realized you could download all of your data from Doordash, so I downloaded my ZIP file and created a wordcloud based on all the orders I’ve ever submitted. Not much surprising here! I love chicken and have been ordering chocolate cake once a week for years. If anything, I’m surprised to see salad occur with high frequency.

My favorite projects of 2023


I saw someone post on Bluesky asking people to bring to Bluesky the tradition of posting threads containing the year’s work that you were proud of. I’d never posted an end of year wrap-up thread before, and I’m not posting a bunch of links on Bluesky, but it did inspire me to take part in the tradition. So here we go! Mario – 100 billion views Released in April, this is a...

Experiencing: “Flowers” Premiere


Last night, we had the premiere for Flowers, the documentary series I’ve been working on for a year and a half. The series illustrates the impact Black creators have had on our culture, ensuring that the creators who have changed our culture get credit for their impact. Although the first episode launched at the end of September, we had the premiere this weekend to coincide with the launch...

Experiencing: Pink’s Summer Carnival


On Thursday, Claire and I went to see Pink’s Summer Carnival concert at Sofi. I’m not the biggest Pink fan. I still think her first album is my favorite, and that wasn’t music that was reflective of her voice, which is what her subsequent work would become. That said, even without being the biggest fan of Pink’s later work, Pink puts on a great show. The Summer Carnival...

Work: Flowers, a documentary series celebrating Black creativity


I’ve spent the past year working on this project, but it would be more accurate to say I’ve spent the past five years working towards this project. For the past year, I’ve been working with my talented co-workers Brian Farnham and Nyree Emory in partnership with Ben Proudfoot and his amazing team at Breakwater Studios to put together a documentary series that will chronicle the...

Reading: Taylor Lorenz’s “Extremely Online”


As I was finishing up Ben Smith’s Traffic, I messaged Taylor Lorenz that finishing Ben’s book had made me excited to read hers. Traffic is the story of the modern internet through the lens of two people obsessed with harnessing the energy that internet traffic was capable of generating, Gawker’s Nick Denton and Buzzfeed’s Jonah Peretti. It was entertaining, insightful, and...

Experiencing: Art Laboe Connection


It’s the end of a very long week in what has been a very long month during a very long quarter. In other words, I’m a bit tired and in need of a break. My plan was to use this weekend to do nothing and relax, but before doing that, I’d had plans to go to see the Art Laboe Connection: Remembering Art show at the YouTube Theater with friends, and I’m glad I did. The show...

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