Billy Baker

Billy Baker is a feature writer for the Globe’s metro section. A Southie native, Baker is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, Tulane University and Boston Latin School, and teaches in the graduate journalism program at Harvard University’s extension school. He is at work on a book about jugglers.

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My ticket entitles me to recline, and doing so doesn’t make me an entitled person.

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Let’s be clear about one thing: Those few inches in front of you are not your space.

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My two weeks as America’s No. 1 middle-aged loser

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I wrote about lonely men — and then came the e-mails from all around the world.

Friends Issue | Magazine

The biggest threat facing middle-age men isn’t smoking or obesity. It’s loneliness.

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As men grow older, they tend to let their friendships lapse. But there’s still time to do something about it.

Death on Derby Day in N.H.

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On the morning of Feb. 11 — Derby Day in New Hampshire — everything looked postcard-perfect. But looks can be deceiving.