- Stephan Faris is a magazine journalist, an Associate Editor at Project Syndicate, and a founding member of Deca, a global collective of journalists producing longform non-fiction.
His stories have appeared on the covers of The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune Magazine, and Time Magazine, and in Foreign Policy, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker.
He is the author of Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley and Homelands: The Case for Open Immigration.
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My profile of Hungary’s increasingly authoritarian prime minister has just been published in Bloomberg Businessweek. The soccer match hasn’t drawn much of a crowd. It’s being played in tiny Felcsut, Hungary (pop. 1,800), and the teams on the field are … Continue reading
Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my piece on Rome’s degradation. The neighborhood in which Massimiliano Tonelli is walking is more than 100 years old, built in central Rome shortly after the unification of Italy. Monumental buildings rise around a central … Continue reading
Sixty years ago, the world’s top photographers banded together to form Magnum, a member-owned cooperative that changed the rules of photojournalism. Its founders took advantage of the technological shifts of their era—portable cameras and fast, cheap film processing—to strike out on … Continue reading
Time has also published my Q&A with Matteo Renzi. Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi spoke to TIME on April 24 in his first interview with a non-Italian news organization since becoming premier in February. The conversation touched on a wide … Continue reading
My profile of Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is in this week’s Time Magazine. Less than a month after Matteo Renzi was sworn in on Feb. 22 as Italy’s Prime Minister—at 39, he is the youngest in the country’s history—he … Continue reading
Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my story on Greenland’s prime minister and her quest to win independence through mining. Sofus Frederiksen lives in a small river valley above a sheltered stretch of Greenlandic fjord, where in the winter slabs of … Continue reading
Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my piece an attempt to introduce a minimum basic income in Switzerland. Marilola Wili braces her foot against the wall to pull open a vault door inside a former bank building in downtown Basel. In … Continue reading
My story on Poland’s unlikely economic success has just been published in Bloomberg Businessweek. The oldest coffee shop in Warsaw has been in operation nearly without interruption since the end of the 18th century. In the upstairs room, a young Frédéric Chopin … Continue reading
Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my story on Silvio Berlusconi’s expulsion from the Italian senate. It wasn’t the first time that journalists sat down to write Silvio Berlusconi’s political obituary, and Italy’s former prime minister was making it clear he’d … Continue reading
Foreign Policy has just published my article on the serious choice facing Reykjavik’s funny mayor. Jon Gnarr has to make a decision. The former punk rocker, former stand-up comedian, former joke protest candidate, and current mayor of Reykjavik is approaching … Continue reading