Columnist

Alex Beam

Beam is a columnist for the Opinion section. Previously, he wrote as a columnist for the Living/Arts section. Before joining the Globe as a business reporter in 1986, he worked for Newsweek magazine and Business Week. Beam has authored several books and was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.

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Trapped in a Golden State, away from Boston’s snow

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Spending three out of the last four weeks in warmer climates can leave one feeling guilty.

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From here to Facebook eternity

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Upon my passing, allow no outside posts to my timeline and please display a default “away” message.

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The Koch brothers are back

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The deep-pocketed, right-wing brothers from Kansas are ready to steal another national election.

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The architect to whom one cannot remain indifferent

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Paul Rudolph, whose works include Boston’s Government Service Center and Florida’s Umbrella House, has a complicated legacy.