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.

Latest stories

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Thanks to my smartphone, I may never leave home again

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From food delivery to haircuts, apps can save us from the complicated joys and sufferings of the outside world.

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Why Alex Rodriguez should be in the All-Star Game

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A-Rod may be a blackguard, but so far he has delivered an outstanding performance this season.

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Summer vacation optics

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Where does one holiday to maintain one’s pretensions?

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The cult of ‘true’ — or getting the facts right

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Of course writers and journalists try to get the facts straight. But we are not scientists, we are storytellers.