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

The hypnotic simplicity of blue

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America’s favorite color can be calm, authoritative, and of course, marketable.

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Danger! Writers at work

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The time when the writer was dangerous has not yet passed, and let’s hope it never will.

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My Christmas don’t-wish list

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I don’t want any kind of smart device that pretends to be doing by bidding but is actually spying on me.

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Robots make lousy lovers

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Also, they can’t pick stocks, they can’t drive, and they can’t write newspaper columns.