Columnist

Carlo Rotella

Carlo Rotella is director of American Studies and professor of English at Boston College. He is the author of Cut Time, Good With Their Hands, and October Cities. He writes for the New York Times Magazine and the Washington Post Magazine, he is a regular columnist for the Boston Globe and a commentator for WGBH FM, and his work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The American Scholar, Harper’s, DoubleTake, Boston, Slate, The Believer, and The Best American Essays. He has held Guggenheim, Howard, and Du Bois fellowships and received the Whiting Writers Award, the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, The American Scholar’s prizes for Best Essay and Best Work by a Younger Writer, and two U.S. Speaker and Specialist Grants from the State Department to lecture in China and Bosnia.

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CARLO ROTELLA

In defense of flip phones

By , Globe Columnist

While it can be convenient to be reachable wherever I go, I don’t need or want to be connected to the Internet all the time.

CARLO ROTELLA

Why we need financial doomsayers

By , Globe Columnist

We need an antidote to the short-term-oriented herd behavior.

CARLO ROTELLA

This is not the zombie apocalypse

By , Globe Columnist

The American Ebola panic is heavily indebted to the zombie plague narratives that proliferate in our fiction.

CARLO ROTELLA

Why I’m voting for casino repeal

By , Globe Columnist

The overrated benefits of casinos are short-lived and their underestimated costs linger over the long term.