James H. Burnett III

Burnett is a culture writer on the Living/Arts team. He previously was a columnist and culture writer for the Miami Herald, where he contributed to award-winning projects on juvenile crime and the deadly 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Burnett has appeared on NPR and CNN.

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Tyngsboro’s Ben Barker chills in the MLB FanCave

By James H. Burnett III , Globe Staff

Barker’s job? To sit in front of a television, and watch literally every game of the 2014 MLB season.

Hedgehogs increasingly popular as pets

By James H. Burnett III , Globe Staff

Local breeders estimate they’ve sold about 2,000 hedgehogs — or “hedgies,” as enthusiasts call them — over the past two years.

BSO, youth orchestra unite for ‘The Magic Flute’

By James H. Burnett III , Globe Staff

The Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra and members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra teaming up for “The Magic Flute” represents a first.

Civic activist Hubie Jones, on the record

By James H. Burnett III , Globe Staff

Jones, recently celebrated for his nearly 60 years altering Boston’s social services landscape, will be the subject of an oral history project.