Billy Baker

Billy Baker is a feature writer for the Globe’s metro section. A Southie native, Baker is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, Tulane University and Boston Latin School, and teaches in the graduate journalism program at Harvard University’s extension school. He is at work on a book about jugglers.

Latest stories

At Mensa gathering, smart is the rule

By Billy Baker , Globe Staff

Collected at the Sheraton Boston are 2,300 members of the world’s most-famous “high IQ” society.

School busing protests replayed in South Boston

By Billy Baker , Globe staff

The crew of “Black Mass,” the Whitey Bulger biopic, reenacted the volatile protests in 1974 over court-ordered desegregation.

Cape Pond Ice not cooling off after 166 years

By Billy Baker , Globe Staff

The Gloucester company, once on the ropes, has been revived.

South Boston casts a critical eye on ‘Black Mass’

By Billy Baker , Globe Staff

It’s the latest in a constant parade of films and television shows that have done much to define the neighborhood’s image.