Ashwin Rodrigues

Ashwin Rodrigues is a writer based in San Francisco. He's interested in health, technology, comedy, and hip-hop, and has written about some of those things for Tonic, Motherboard, and McSweeney's. 

Startup of the Week

Startup of the Week: Sneakers for Startup Founders

In a crowded sneaker market, K-Swiss looks to the people who need performance footwear most: startup founders.
Ashwin Rodrigues
11.27.19
Startup of the Week

Startup of the Week: A Subscription for Anti-Aging Pills... for Mice

Take an Index, get some Basis, increase your NAD+. It’s simple, except for the lack of evidence that this mitigates aging in humans.
Ashwin Rodrigues
11.25.19
Startup of the Week

Startup of the Week: Life Insurance For Millennials Who Want to Die

Deadhappy wants to make dying fun.
Ashwin Rodrigues
11.15.19
Startup of the Week

Startup of the Week: An 'Airbnb for Pools' Where the Hosts Are Stock Images

One of Swimply's successful hosts is "young handsome man smiling, blue t-shirt, proud and satisfied expression."
Ashwin Rodrigues
11.7.19
Startup of the Week

Startup of the Week: A $139 Internet of Things Toilet Cleaner With Voice Assistant

"Alexa, ask Sam to clean the toilet."
Ashwin Rodrigues
10.31.19
Culture

NYC's Thriving Bike Life Scene Is a Brotherhood Bound by Popping Wheelies

"It's a bunch of kids, a bunch of adults. You got MTA employees, Crips and Bloods and Latin Kings that ride together. It's brotherhood.”
Ashwin Rodrigues
10.2.19
Fitness

Blink Fitness Members Are Just Realizing Their Gym Is Owned by a Trump Donor

Blink is a spinoff of Equinox, which became controversial when people realized its owner, Stephen Ross, was a major Trump backer.
Ashwin Rodrigues
8.15.19
inequality

Take My Cash, You Discriminatory Corporate Buffoons

'We don't take cash' is another way to say 'No broke people allowed.'
Ashwin Rodrigues
7.31.19
Opinion

Silicon Valley's Apology Tour Serves the Rich and Powerful

Big tech executives get another moment in the spotlight when they join the Oopsie Circuit.
Ashwin Rodrigues
7.30.19
Race

Oh Great, Rachel Dolezal Is Selling Wrapping Paper With Her Face on It

Among other items, also featuring her face.
Ashwin Rodrigues
7.16.19
Opinion

Actually, Vegan Ice Cream Is Just as Good as the Dairy Kind

Why does approval of this seemingly benign genre of dessert evoke such a passionately negative response?
Ashwin Rodrigues
5.13.19
Actually

Actually, NY-Style Deli Sandwiches Are Too Goddamn Huge

I'm gonna fill you in on a sandwich hack that will change your life (and the way you eat pastrami).
Ashwin Rodrigues
4.11.19
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