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Philip A. Stephenson

Philip A. Stephenson covers lifestyle at Quartz. He began his career in media as an editorial assistant for Harvard University’s Transition magazine and the Carnegie Mellon University Press, while earning his M.A. in professional writing at CMU. He went on to report for the Pittsburgh City Paper and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, before moving to New York City in 2008, to begin a Ph.D. in communications and the social impact of media at Columbia University. As a Jamaican-American who grew up in the singular state of West Virginia he is obsessed with creolization. An adjunct assistant professor in the department of media culture at the College of Staten Island, he also holds an A.B. in drama and English from Kenyon College and an M.A. from the Columbia University School of Journalism. He reads German fairly well, but has proven constitutionally incapable of developing any ear for the language. His dissertation research focuses on depictions of West Indians in English-language media. He lives, with his wife, in Queens, NY.
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The Complete Guide to the Standing Office

December 19, 2013 Chairs, once a luxury, quickly became embedded in the workplace, thanks to Henry Ford. In the early 1900s, Ford thought that production workers could better perform repetitive tasks if they remained stationary. “The industrial revolution meant that you could break up everyone’s work into small parts,” Berkeley professor Galen Cranz,...

London’s Tube Joins Elite Group of Cities Offering All-Night Subway Service

November 22, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The London Underground has announced that in 2015 it will begin offering 24-hour subway service on weekends. By doing so, London joins an elite group of cities—Copenhagen, Berlin and New York—that offer all-night service options. As part of his larger city transit plan, London’s Mayor Boris Johnson hopes the change...

Drones Deliver Missiles, But Not Pizza... Yet

November 4, 2013 Based on news like this, the drone economy of the future can seem like it’s just around the corner, but don’t get carried away: Bloomberg reports that venture capitalist Tim Draper, backer of startups like Skype and Baidu, recently backed software startup DroneDeploy, a land mapping software technology firm for...

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