Features

  • Tommy Chong outside his home in Los Angeles.
    TOD SEELIE
    COMEDY

    Last Laugh

    - After spending nearly 50 years as a stoner hero and advocate of marijuana use, Tommy Chong finally finds himself on the right side of the law.
Alice Waters in her backyard garden in Berkeley.
CHRIS HARDY
FOOD

Recipe For Change

The woman who changed the way we eat looks back at nearly 50 years of running her famed restaurant, Chez Panisse — and looks forward to innovative ways to feed the next generation.

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POLITICS

Big Ambition

For Democrats in desperate search of new national stars, Kamala Harris is a potential contender for the 2020 presidential nomination.

PAUL KURODA
RESISTANCE

Antifa Rising

Berkeley, the legendary epicenter of political activism, finds itself the birthplace of another movement: the black-clad protestors known as the “antifa,” scourge of right-wing commentators.

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow at a launch party for her GOOP lifestyle brand.
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HOLLYWOOD

I’m With the Brand

Actress brands are about more than vanity—it's really about trying to extend earning power in an industry where most actresses are considered washed up in their 30s.

Tech company workers line up to board a commuter bus from San Francisco to Silicon Valley. The tech industry’s workforce is overwhelmingly male.Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein have been at the vanguard of the fight for equality in tech companies.
MARC OLIVIER LE BLANC
SILICON VALLEY

The Roots of Sexism in Silicon Valley

The steady drumbeat of cases of harassment and mistreatment of female employees in Silicon Valley has grown louder and louder in recent months. What is it about nerds and fratty MBA bros that leads them to denigrate ...