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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Sorry, sorry, sorry

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Where do recent apologies fall on the Contrived Contrition Index?

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Happy holidays, exclamation point, from the Joyes

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The family reflects on a 2014 filled with red-hot technology startups and space exploration.

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Jesus, the reluctant bridegroom

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Jesus was single. Deal with it.

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Where will you end up at journey’s end?

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My message to the future: Just get me back into the carbon stream as quickly as possible. That’s all I ask.