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.”

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Alex Beam

Faux fanfare for the common man (or woman)

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The myth of the common man or woman is alive and well on the campaign trail.

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Growing older, not better

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Get a hearing aid? Are you kidding? Those are for old people!

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My truth, welcome to it

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Where did this idiotic idea of bleating about “my truth” come from?

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Errol Morris’s ‘American Dharma’ dances with the devil that is Steve Bannon

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Morris’s documentary on Steve Bannon is being widely shunned because of its subject. But shouldn’t we want to know more about Steve Bannon, not less?