I'm a reporter for the New York Times covering Silicon Valley and internet culture.
Before this, I was a correspondent for VICE News Tonight on HBO and a writer for the Guardian, Recode, and California Sunday. I was the 2011 Fulbright Fellow to Swaziland.
My favorite stories are ones where I go somewhere like Puertopia, Esalen, the Crypto Crackhouse, K Street Black Rock, a brothel, runaway startup kid communes, Tinder HQ, or an old cookware shop.
For fun these days I'm learning how to take pictures.
I'm always looking for stories. Email me: nellie.bowles(at)nytimes.com