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.”

Latest stories

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Circus elephants are a thing of the past

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Next Sunday at Providence’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center, a venerable American tradition comes to an end.

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The Donald, and the 5 Stages of Grief

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Dealing with The Donald? Check out the Kubler-Ross Stages of Grief template.

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Backseat driving the driverless car

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Commuters with their feet off the pedals won’t be using free time to brush up on their Shakespeare.

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Cuba jumps the shark

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Tourist flotsam has overrun Cuba. Here come the US cruise ships, with their pestilential cargo of Norovirus and Ugly Americans.