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.”

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The Architect: Theo Epstein

By , Globe Staff

Theo Epstein had to bury the fan inside him before he could boldly assemble the team that defied history. But what comes next may be even tougher.


Guarding the House: Bruce Marks

By , Globe Staff

Wall Street made billions off the backs of homeowners. But when the mortgage crisis blew up, a pit bull named Bruce Marks stood up for the Average Joes and, incredibly, got some of the biggest banks to bend.

2008 Bostonian of the Year

The Survivor: Paul Pierce

By , Globe Staff

After a decade of losing and a lifetime of obstacles, Paul Pierce finally vanquished his doubters and his attackers by winning on the court and growing up off it.

2010 Bostonian of the year

The life of the party: Scott Brown

By , Globe Staff

By winning “the Kennedy seat,” the Republican shocked the political world and inspired a legion of long-shot challengers.