Nellie Bowles
Nellie Bowles
I’m a reporter and a fan of shelter dogs and other troublemakers. Correspondent for @nytimes, writing a book, deleting tweets as I go. Better half of @bariweissSource
California, USA
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Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good

Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good

SAN FRANCISCO — Bill Langlois has a new best friend. She is a cat named Sox. She lives on a tablet, and she makes him so happy that when he talks about her arrival in his life, he begins to cry.All day long, Sox and Mr. Langlois, who is 68 and lives in a low-income senior housing complex in Lowell, Mass., chat. Mr. Langlois worked in machine operations, but now he is retired. With his wife out of the house most of the time, he has grown lonely.Sox talks to him about his favorite team, the Red Sox, after which she is named. She plays his favorite songs and shows him pictures from his...

March 24, 2019
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How San Francisco Became a Failed City

How San Francisco Became a Failed City

San Francisco was conquered by the United States in 1846, and two years later, the Americans discovered gold. That’s about when my ancestors came—my German great-great-great-grandfather worked at a butcher shop on Jackson Street. The gold dried up but too many young men with outlandish dreams remained. The little city, prone to earthquakes and fires, kept growing. The Beats came, then the hippies; the moxie and hubris of the place remained. My grandmother’s favorite insult was to call someone dull. I learned young that it was impolite to point when a naked man passed by, groceries in hand....

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'You start to feel stupid': Tech workers can't leave SF fast enough

'You start to feel stupid': Tech workers can't leave SF fast enough

SAN FRANCISCO — The Bay Area struck a hard bargain with its tech workers.Rent was astronomical. Taxes were high. Your neighbors didn’t like you. If you lived in San Francisco, you might have commuted an hour south to your job at Apple or Google or Facebook. Or if your office was in the city, maybe it was in a neighborhood with too much street crime, open drug use and $5 coffees.But it was worth it. Living in the epicenter of a boom that was changing the world was what mattered. The city gave its workers a choice of interesting jobs and a chance at the brass ring.That is, until the pandemic....

January 16, 2021
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