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

Alex Beam

Hey Facebook, is that the best you can do?

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Facebook’s intelligence is artificial at best, and it shows.

Alex Beam

Stop comparing Trump to Stalin

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Trump is many things: a liar, a bloviator, a golf cheater. But he is not a mass murderer.

Alex Beam

Could hip surgery have saved Tom Petty and Prince?

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Corrective hip surgery might have erased their terrible pain.