Andy Newman is the editor of Big Cartel's Workshop. He also writes and makes films.

 
 
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He's written on art, technology, and race for The AtlanticUSA TodaySplinter, The Millions, Workshop, and others.

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His short films include PortraitWhy We Create, and Easy, Over Eggs. He's shot for clients including the United States Olympic Committee, The Ohio State University, and Vox Media.

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The Fascinating Riddle of a Sourdough Starter

Robin Sloan’s second novel about a baker’s secret weapon makes the case for culture as a kind of humane technology.

Read at The Atlantic »


How to Be An Artist

What is an artist, and how do you become one?

Read at Workshop »


Fiction's No Stranger

Men in power have always tried to insulate themselves from criticism and punishment.

Read at The Millions »


The Bias in Our Software

Your software is not neutral.

Read at Splinter »


Let's Stop Circling the Topic of Race

Ignoring the issue hasn't worked. Neither have calls for empathy. To improve policing, we must confront it head on.

Read at USA Today »


Turning Mindless Into Mindful

Why boredom is unbearably great.

Read at Headspace »