- 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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Author Archives: stephanfaris
Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my story on an effort by the Maasai to grab control of their intellectual property. Sometimes, to get your point across to the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania, you have to talk in cows. … Continue reading
My piece on why it’s too early to count out Silvio Berlusconi has just been published by Time. The Sunday after Prime Minister Enrico Letta survived an Oct. 2 attempt by Silvio Berlusconi to bring down his government, Letta went on … Continue reading
My piece on Berlusconi’s defeat in the Italian senate has just been published by Time. On the surface, Italy‘s day ended as it began—with the country’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta in an uneasy, unstable alliance with the media mogul Silvio Berlusconi. In a last … Continue reading
My piece on the Italian government crisis has just been published by Time. The news broke as Italians were sitting down for their Saturday dinner: Silvio Berlusconi, the scandal-plagued media mogul, had ordered the ministers from his party to withdraw from … Continue reading
Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my story on the Icelandic prosecutor that’s going after the country’s bankers. Ólafur Hauksson didn’t even apply for his job the first time it was offered. It was late 2008, and Iceland was in the … Continue reading
Bloomberg Businessweek has just published the epilogue to my story on Greek unemployment. In July, for a cover story in Bloomberg Businessweek, I followed a 29-year-old Greek woman named Tina Stratigaki for a week as she searched for a job. Mostly, there was … Continue reading
Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my interview with Beppe Grillo. You started as a comic. I am still a comic, a fantastic one. Were you always political? No, I went through stages. First, a comic of jokes. Then I discovered … Continue reading
Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my interview with Taxibeat’s Nikos Drandakis. What exactly does Taxibeat do? Taxibeat is a mobile application that helps a consumer easily locate nearby taxis and choose the best available taxi based on the feedback that … Continue reading
My piece on Silvio Berlusconi’s first definitive conviction has just been published by Time. For the first time, after more than two decades of high-profile judicial battles, Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been definitively convicted of a crime. After seven hours of … Continue reading
My piece on the Pope and homosexuals has just been published by Time. At first glance, Pope Francis’ statement on homosexuality, delivered today in an impromptu press conference aboard the papal plane, seemed to indicate a remarkable break with church tradition. “If someone … Continue reading