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Worn out

A sociologist walks into clothing store—and encounters the low-tech anguish of fast fashion’s high-tech scheduling

Restaurant workers be like

Meme makers capture the laugh-cry flavor of hospitality work at a time when the industry is experiencing great precarity—and more visibility than ever

Going for broke

How Twitter under Elon Musk makes plain the limits of luck

The body in the machine

The work of writer and programmer Ellen Ullman shows that to understand technology you must also understand the people who make it