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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Look up, there is a problem with architecture

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This is a medium that you are forced to consume.

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Too many homonymous names to know

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You need to know your Isiah Thomas from your Isaiah Thomas and Hardball’s Chris Matthews from the NFL’s Chris Matthews.

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The Marathon bombing show trial

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Maybe the millions spent on this pointless prosecution might be better spent on spell-checking names.

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Dr. Internet will see you now

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Diagnosing yourself with websites can’t be a good idea. But it’s a sure bet that millions of people do it every day.