Joanna Weiss

Weiss writes an Op-Ed column about culture, politics, and society that appears in the Globe on Tuesdays and Sundays. She previously covered politics and TV for the Globe. She is author of the novel “Milkshake,” about the politics of breastfeeding.

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Are we really tough enough for extreme sports?

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There have always been extreme sensation-seekers. And there have always been people with a different sense of limits.


Helping feathered neighbors this winter

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Columnists Dante Ramos and Joanna Weiss discuss this season’s effects on New England’s animals.

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At Oscars, wage equality gets its 15 minutes of fame

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Patricia Arquette started a conversation. Now, give her a break, and take it from there.


In ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ it’s not the sex; it’s the stuff

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Christian Grey is a special cautionary tale, for different reasons than many believe.