If you, like me, are more-or-less obsessed with the tech boom/bubble and what it means for the Bay Area, society, THE WORLD, etc. etc., I can’t recomment this piece, by a (n extraordinarily self-aware) programmer, enough. — Ellen Cushing
The NYT article "This Is Your Brain on Coffee" justifies our daily habit, arguing that "three or four 5-ounce cups of coffee a day" can offer benefits including "a reduction in the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, basal cell carcinoma (the most common skin cancer), prostate cancer, oral cancer and breast cancer recurrence." — Whitney Phaneuf
This is a really really excellent Tumblr. — E.C.
HI IT’S BLOODY MARY SEASON*. Three very good versions I’ve had over the past week (don’t judge): 1.Doña Tomás’, which is pretty spicy in like a wonderfully sinus-clearing way, and also the perfect companion to their criminally underrated brunch; 2. The Forge’s, which is super-tomatoey and I thiiiink my favorite new Bloody discovery; and 3. Chop Bar’s, which has long been a go-to and gets high marks for a) the quantity and quality of its pickled vegetables, and b) the rim, which is celery salt, ie a total next-level Bloody move. YOU’RE WELCOME AND HAPPY DAY-DRINKING — E.C.
*just kidding it’s always Bloody Mary season
The new Nine Inch Nails track begs to be listened to on a good soundsystem. — W.P.