Columnist

Alex Beam

Alex Beam was a Globe staff columnist in the Business, Op-Ed and Living sections before joining the Opinion pages as a contributor in 2013. He has published two novels, three works of nonfiction, and is currently working on a book about Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson. In addition to writing for the Globe, Beam is a columnist for Architecture Boston magazine, and a guest commentator for the WGBH radio show “Boston Public Radio.”

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Alex Beam

The good bad times

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The world is a better place? I don’t think so.

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You’ve been recontextualized!

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When in doubt, just remember: recontextualize generally means “ban.”

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Will we finally get a national digital public library?

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We need a national digital public library for readers to access e-books just as they get physical books from their local library: easily, and for free.

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Pope Francis’s full measure

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Jesus bounced back. I have faith that Francis will also.