I’m Jess, a freelance journalist in London.

I write about culture, technology, and place. I’m interested in why people do what they do, and how technology is changing the way we live. My most viral stories have been about bacon, and ‘Africa’ by Toto, because the internet is often wonderful. Get in touch: jessica.furseth@gmail.com

Reported features:
* The sound of silence from noise-cancelling headphones is the ultimate survival tool for modern life – The Guardian
* The wild, necessary world of online advice for UTI pain – The Cut / New York Magazine
* The colour of your city: How random acts of history created colour patterns that determine how we build cities today – Curbed
* The art of imitation: My family’s favourite fake painting – Hazlitt
* Pints at dawn: The last days of London’s earlyhouse pub culture – The Guardian
Got Stan Smiths? Why urban creatives flock to heritage brands – Quartz
* Why Norwegians love their restrictive alcohol policy – Tonic / Vice
* How I learned to stop worrying and love gaming – The Guardian
* Our fridges, ourselves: On home tech, culture shock, and expat life – Curbed
* Chasing ghost signs: On how the city is full of messages – Hazlitt
* How Birkenstock convinced us all the breaking-in pain is worth it – Racked
How do you preserve a language while still letting it grow? – Hazlitt
* Save Hackney Wick! The fight for Europe’s densest arts hub – Apollo Magazine
* How listmaking apps help couples share the emotional labour – The Guardian

Essay and opinion: 
What it means to belong to London in times of Brexit – Catapult
What do you do with a 20% chance of cancer? – BuzzFeed
* The narcissist within: On being a couple that looks like each other – Refinery29
* Why we go back to Groundhog Day again and again – Prospect Magazine
* On Star Trek Voyager, and the things that pull you out of the fire – Catapult
* How to fix a leak in your bathroom – The Billfold
* Notes on a small election – The London Review of Books
* On fashion lost in translation – White Noise
The one piece of advice from my mother that changed how I date – Stylist
From Franco to Brexit: The politics of time zones – Prospect Magazine
* Schrodinger’s Cancer – Catapult
On brown cheese, and beautifully boring memories – Roads & Kingdoms