Kevin Cullen

A columnist for the Metro section, Cullen previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. He was a member of the 2003 investigative team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandal. He is co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.” His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

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Pretending we have equal coverage for mental and physical illnesses is a joke

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We remain a doubting Thomas society, reluctant to accept the truth of something we can’t see, something we can’t measure with metrics.


Sean Mannion documentary packs the house at Irish Film Festival Boston

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The film was awarded best global documentary and reportedly drew the biggest crowd in the festival’s history.


From the curbside snow, a friendship blooms

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A chance encounter on a city street had a profound effect on all involved.

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The redemption of Martin McGuinness

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McGuinness deserves to be mourned and praised as a gunman-turned-statesman, as someone who took then saved lives. His story holds lessons for the rest of us.