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

@large

Inside the ‘whispering video’ world of ASMR

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

A community of YouTubers is employing gentle sonic and visual cues to “trigger” a range of euphoric sensory responses.

@large

A new age of giving with crowdfunding

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

In 2013 alone, crowdfunding campaigns raised $5.1 billion. A lot of us are more generous than we think.

thing tank

From Munchin the jogging Shih Tzu to cranberry sauce

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

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

thing tank

From Snapcash to Uber extremes

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

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

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Getting meta- with ‘Too Many Cooks’ and others

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

Bill Cosby might want to log off for a while

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

From Alex from Target to Lena Dunham

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

How police recordings became a sub-genre of Internet video

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

From Tuco the bulletproof puppy to Keytar Bear

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff

Live broadcasters find their audience online

By Michael Andor Brodeur , Globe Staff