Culture Writer

Michael Andor Brodeur

Michael Andor Brodeur is Culture Writer at the Boston Globe. In his Sunday column “@large” he explores technology’s impact on how we live, work, communicate, and create, and digs into new frontiers of culture, online and off. He also keeps an eye on what’s trending and tanking online each week in “Thing Tank.” Brodeur came to the Globe in 2010, following editorial stints at the Boston Phoenix and the Weekly Dig. He spends time cooking, lifting heavy things, and strolling around Jamaica Plain with his husband, Evan J. Garza.

Latest stories

Book Review

‘The Organized Mind’ by Daniel J. Levitin

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

In “Mind,” Levitin presents the brain as an idiosyncratic mystery that is ultimately up to the task of confronting the deluge.

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The rise of anonymous sharing on Yik Yak, Secret

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

Whisper, Yik Yak, and Secret revealed a hunger among a couple million cumulative users for the thrill (and threat) of full disclosure.

thing tank

From web journalism to an Uber-Lyft squabble

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

If it’s a trend, a clip, a comment, a moment, a meme, a tag, or a topic, it’s a thing. A review of the week in things.

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With emoji here to stay, it’s face time

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

Users have only begun to tap into the true powers of emoji.

More Stories

From the Apparently Kid to Lil’ Kim

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

From ‘Lucy’ to Lumosity, human intelligence is hot

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

From OkCupid manipulation to ‘Sharknado 2’

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

@large: Clips ahoy

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

Queen’s Guard does ‘Game of Thrones’ theme song

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

From Ms. Thor to #NewEspyCategories

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

From #AskThicke to Songza

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff