The Best of Dan Fost

Below are links to some of the best examples of Dan Fost’s writing.

To see a comprehensive list of Dan Fost’s work, in chronological order, please visit the page labeled “My Writing.” These headlines link to the full story on this site, and open in the same window.

UCSF magazine: “Startup Science: How the Idea for Synthetic Cells Took Silicon Valley by Storm,” June 2018. Feature about UCSF scientist Wendell Kim and his groundbreaking work on programming cells to potentially cure diseases.

San Francisco magazine: “The Wizard of,” October 2014, about Silicon Valley’s love of Oakland A’s GM and Moneyball guru Billy Beane.

New York Times: “Modest Farmer, Managing Mogul,” Oct. 24, 2011, about the world’s greatest fantasy baseball player, Idaho pig farmer Lindy Hinkelman.

UCSF: “The Mechanisms of Pain,” Feb. 29, 2012, feature on UCSF scientist David Julius who, a decade later, won the Nobel Prize in medicine.

New York Times: “Bay Area’s Little Leagues Overflow With Would-Be Giants,” April 11, 2011.

Huffington Post: “What Obama Can Learn From the Giants,” Nov. 4, 2010.

San Francisco Magazine: “Tech Gets a Time-Out,” April 2010.

Los Angeles Times: “Ukuleles Have Gone Viral,” July 25, 2009.

Los Angeles Times: “IPhone App Firm SonicMule Puts Music at Users’ Fingertips,” May 7, 2009.

New York Times: “In Hard Times, Freelancers Turn To the Web,” March 13, 2009.

New York Times: “Long May You Run: Neil Young’s Eco-Lincoln,” Oct. 29, 2008.

San Francisco Chronicle: “Where Neo-Nomads’ Ideas Percolate: New ‘bedouins’ transform a laptop, cell phone and coffeehouse into their office,” March 11, 2007.

San Francisco Chronicle: “Digital Utopia: A new breed of technologists envisions a democratic world improved by the Internet,” November 5, 2006.

Vanuatu: An Essay. Story about a brother and sister’s journey to learn about their father’s World War II experience in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, complete with a trip to the top of an active volcano. Dan’s essay was published in the literary journal, Practice: New Writing + Art, in 2007.

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