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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The male gender is in serious need of rebranding

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The the Golden Age of Rebranding, the brand of men has cratered.

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My friend, the candidate

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It’s hard to imagine someone I know in the State House.

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Friends without benefits

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With a few mouse clicks, Facebook allows you to categorize your friends. It’s about time.

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Loading your tray at the Social Justice Cafeteria

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Eat this! Don’t eat that! The problem with over-analyzing the menu is that you risk starvation.