Julia Scott

Recent Work

How is it possible that elderly falls still claim as many American lives as some forms of cancer? As Baby Boomer demographics intensify the crisis, some emerging tech may help.

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Tech culture rewards disruptors. But the process of getting a new drug or medical device to market is long and convoluted. Can tech innovation can find common ground with scientific products in the health sector? Under certain conditions, VCs say.

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What Makes San Francisco Sourdough Unique?

KQED's Bay Curious
April 20th, 2017

When it comes to the mecca of sourdough, separating scientific fact from lore means breaking a few taboos. Also, baking your own highly questionable bread — for science.

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An essay for The Walrus about how we grapple with the deep question of belonging in Trump’s America, seen though the lens of growing up in a Quebec that was pushing for separation — and pushing my family out.

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Heavyweight episode: “Julia”

Heavyweight
November 8th, 2016

In grade 8, Julia Scott was bullied so badly by a group of girls that she changed schools without telling anyone. Soon after, the girls from her old school showed up at her house and rang her doorbell.

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The Loneliest Man in Belize

New York Times Magazine
May 22nd, 2015

Caleb Orozco. Photo credit Julia Scott

Five years ago, Caleb Orozco lent his name to a legal challenge to overturn Belize’s anti-sodomy laws. Now his name is a national slur.

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My Bed Runneth Over

San Francisco Magazine
February 15th, 2015

“So are you guys in an equilateral triangle, or are you more of a V?” A dark-haired woman leans over to an eager-looking young couple seated next to her and holds up her thumb and forefinger. Each of the V signifies a person; the fleshy connective tissue between them stands for the partner to whom they’re both sexually connected.

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DRIVEL: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors

Edited By Julia Scott, Perigee Books
September 5th, 2014

Edited by Julia Scott, this hilarious collection includes authentic and original pretentious poetry, tedious journal entries, and rambling fiction by an amazing roster of writers including Dave Eggers, Gillian Flynn, Rick Moody, Chuck Palahniuk, Mary Roach, Amy Tan and others.

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