Columnist

Alex Beam

Beam is a columnist for the Opinion section. Previously, he wrote as a columnist for the Living/Arts section. Before joining the Globe as a business reporter in 1986, he worked for Newsweek magazine and Business Week. Beam has authored several books and was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.

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From Greece, with love

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Maybe Greece really is the cradle of civilization.

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Don’t speak, memory

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Everyone thinks the Internet remembers everything, but in fact it forgets a lot.

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To heck with International Men’s Day

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Step up and give a man a hug — he thinks he deserves it.

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What makes a real book vs. a ‘book’

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This column is a handy field guide to differentiating these two species in the wild.