What I Do
For years, tech journalism was my thing. Lately, I go wherever there's a good story. I've written about The Sopranos and sopranos, human longevity and startups that flame out... Animals make recurring appearances—boars, bees, black soldier flies and birds that had to be reprogrammed to fly south for the winter. My work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian's Long Read, The Atlantic, Fortune, The Boston Globe "Ideas," Slate, Wired, BusinessWeek, Inc., and tanti altri.
There are documentary films and a podcast too. A documentary film we made about Congo’s child miners screened at more than 10 film festivals, and picked up awards along the way. Our latest film is on India's untouchables.
UPDATE: In August, 2022, I joined The New York Times as a senior editor/writer on DealBook. You can sign up for it here.
A selection of my work
A documentary film on Congo's child miners
A documentary film on India's Untouchables
I’ve covered the dot-com boom, bust and tech re-birth on both sides of the Atlantic for the likes of Adweek, The Industry Standard, Reuters and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Later, I wrote for The Times of London, Guardian, Slate.com, Ad Age and Variety. My freelance journalism has also appeared in Fortune, Wired, The Atlantic, Time, Inc., New York Magazine and the Boston Globe. I also wrote a column on technology in contemporary art (in Italian) for ContemporArt.
Here are some clips that have aged pretty well:
This one blew up my Twitter:
From Emperor Nero to millennials to The Sopranos:
On the environment, science
Food & Wine:
Some politics, geeky politics:
And waaaay, way back:
To read my Businessweek column, “Very Near Future,” please visit.
To read my Slate.com/TheBigMoney.com clips, please visit
To read my Variety clips, please visit