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. 

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
sorry to disrupt

I Tried to Replace My Laptop with My Phone and a $20 Bluetooth Keyboard

As my aging MacBook circles the drain, I wonder: have I overestimated my computing needs?
Ashwin Rodrigues
10.10.18
hot sauce

Which Fast Food Chain Makes the Best Hot Sauce?

A comprehensive review of the genre.
Ashwin Rodrigues
8.28.18
Whopper Sacrifice 2.0

How Burger King Can Fight InfoWars on Facebook

In 2009 the Whopper Sacrifice app encouraged people to unfriend people on Facebook in exchange for delicious burgers. It's time to bring it back.
Ashwin Rodrigues
7.16.18
Facebook

Our Brains Are Being Overloaded With Push Notifications About Nothing

As social media vies for our attention, networks have begun sending us notifications that have nothing to do with our activity on the site.
Ashwin Rodrigues
6.19.18
Apple

If iPhone Moves to USB-C, We Must Embrace One Last Dongle

Apple is rumored to be mulling a switch from Lightning ports to USB-C. It would mean more people will have to use a dongle in the short term, but it'd be for the best.
Ashwin Rodrigues
6.13.18
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