My Stories // Films

NewsTK-219My journalist career: spanning two continents and countless scoops

1 StoryTK headshotIn the early 90s, I started out on the crime beat in suburban New Jersey, later moving on to cover Madison Avenue and the beginning of the dot-com boom (and bust) for Adweek, The Industry Standard and Reuters. Later, I wrote for The Times of London, Guardian, Slate.com, Ad Age and Variety. My freelance journalism has also appeared in Wired, Time, Inc. and New York Magazine. I also wrote a column on technology in contemporary art (in Italian) for ContemporArt — for which I was paid in vials of balsamic vinegar. One of my better-paying gigs, actually. In January 2013, I started writing the Very Near Future column for Bloomberg Businessweek. Recently, I joined a small team of journalists to produce the Wild Ducks podcast, backed by IBM. (Gotta thank the brilliant Carl DeTorres for the sketch of me above.)

A few of my clips from the past decade or so that have aged pretty well:

On Italy, Europe (and the rest of the world):

On tech:

On the environment, science

Food & Wine:

The wacky:

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 Ad Age columns, please visit

To read my Variety clips, please visit