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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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Trump’s celebrity endorsers trump’s bad hair club

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By endorsing Donald Trump, former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown is joining a very nonelite club of opportunists, also-rans and punch lines to “Where Are They Now?” jokes by open-mic comediansBy endorsing Donald Trump, former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown is joining a very nonelite club of opportunists, also-rans and punch lines to “Where Are They Now?” jokes by open-mic comedians

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Trump’s celebrity endorsers

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It’s a very nonelite group of people who are punch lines to “Where Are They Now?” jokes made by open-mic comedians.

Alex Beam

Kitten heels, nose hairs, and candidates in the closet

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I am starting a collection of electioneering oddities: Campaign TMI.

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On John Updike and eternity

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Faith is hard to come by. How did Updike — an intellectual and an ironist, and a prodigious, visible sinner — maintain his?