Columnist

Alex Beam

Alex Beam was a Globe staff columnist in the Business, Op-Ed and Living sections before joining the Opinion pages as a contributor in 2013. He has published two novels, three works of nonfiction, and is currently working on a book about Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson. In addition to writing for the Globe, Beam is a columnist for Architecture Boston magazine, and a guest commentator for the WGBH radio show “Boston Public Radio.”

Latest stories

Alex Beam

Danger! Summer is here

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Get off the road and stay indoors until fall.

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Is it any surprise that Donald Trump’s son knows Anthony Kennedy’s son?

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The Kennedys and the Trumps are all members of the American nomenklatura.

Alex Beam

Faking niceness? Not me. I don’t have to. I’m a journalist

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We ink-stained wretches don’t have to smile, we don’t have to engage in empty “crosstalk,” and we don’t have to dress nicely.

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The true mission of the lawsuit against Harvard

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Edward Blum wants to end all race preferences, not just in university admissions but also in politics and in the workplace.