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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What makes a real book vs. a ‘book’

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This column is a handy field guide to differentiating these two species in the wild.

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Is Jeff Bezos really the bad guy?

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To paraphrase Sally Field: They hate him. They really hate him.

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Research JFK assassination, Reddit style

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Here is an imagined chat-room colloquy.

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The Curse of the Bambina

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Wronged women in Tom Brady’s and Tiger Woods’s personal lives may explain problems in their professional lives.