Neil Swidey

Swidey is a Globe Magazine staff writer who writes in-depth stories on a variety of subjects. His work has been featured in “The Best American Science Writing,” “The Best American Crime Writing,” and “The Best American Political Writing.” He is author of “The Assist” and a coauthor of “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.”

Latest stories

Why do shrinks flock to Cape Cod’s Wellfleet?

By Neil Swidey ,

Every summer, thousands of mental health professionals pack their bags and set off for the tiny town.

Full house

By Neil Swidey , Globe Staff

Three is the new two and in some towns - especially affluent ones - four or more is the new three. educated moms who once managed budgets and schedules at work are now doing the same in their homes teeming with kids.


Watching ‘Brady Bunch’ with my daughters

By Neil Swidey ,

How classic TV brought Neil Swidey’s modern family together.


Pressures mounted to end Justina Pelletier custody fight

By Patricia Wen and Neil Swidey , Globe Staff

How Justina Pelletier returned home after spending 16 months in protective custody in Massachusetts is a story enmeshed in political, legal, and financial factors.