Ann Friedman

HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Is a Cynical Show with a Gooey Center
April 04, 2014

Mike Judge's films and shows are comedic versions of “love the sinner, hate the sin,” and “Silicon Valley” is no different. 

Home Ec.
The economic logic of the "new domesticity"
April 11, 2013

DIY culture provides a sense of control in an out-of-control economic environment.

Cupid's Cursor
We're still trying to convince ourselves that online dating is OK
February 14, 2013

Does online dating make romance more democratic—or does it just invite us to discriminate more precisely?

Hey "Ladies"
The unlikely revival of a fusty old label
January 27, 2013

The evolving way we use the word "Lady" says a lot about feminism in the age of irony.

The Me Meme: How Social Media Works—And Doesn’t
September 24, 2012

Have social media networks ever really been the arbiters of change we think they are?