I joined the Boston Globe's business section in 2014, writing and editing about the city's startup and technology scene. Since then, I've taken on the Globe's "Golden Age of Consumerism" beat, focusing on retail, restaurants, and consumer culture. My favorite stories are a mashup of the two, looking at how technology and retail are increasingly intertwined and reshaping how we think about commerce.
With a team of superstar scientists and chefs, the man who views himself as a modern-day Willy Wonka is reimagining food for the future.
Armed with a chickpea fritter and mountains of data, Ayr Muir, of Cambridge’s Clover Food Lab, is just a few thousand restaurants short of saving the world.
After defining ourselves for generations by possessions, a dramatic cultural shift is under way. In the wake of a collapsed economy, what matters to a growing number of Americans is not so much ownership as access. That's made Boston ground zero for a powerful new force: The sharing economy.