Kevin Cullen

To quote Johnny Cash, I’ve been everywhere, man. Worked as a local, national and foreign correspondent before becoming a columnist. Served as bureau chief in Dublin then London. Did a few stints on The Spotlight Team, and was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2003 for exposing the coverup of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. In 2014, won the Mike Royko Award as best columnist chosen by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, part of the team awarded the Pulitzer for breaking news for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, and was Pulitzer finalist in commentary. The only two-time winner of ASNE’s Batten Medal for writing about the marginalized. Co-author of the New York Times bestseller, “Whitey Bulger,” a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. I thought Harvard had standards until they gave me a Nieman Fellowship.

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When Harry Potter robes are preferable to white sheets

By , Globe Columnist

The Boston cops are under no illusions about the potential for violent confrontations.


The takeaway from the ‘Top Chef’ case? It belonged in state court

By , Globe Columnist

The idea that the jury gave every union picketer a green light to threaten the lives of non-union workers and slash tires with impunity is just not true.


The answer to offensive speech is more speech

By , Globe Columnist

The last time a bunch of oh-so-aggrieved white guys organized a rally on Boston Common hardly anyone paid attention. Not this time.


Teamster 4 were rude and crude, but is that illegal?

By , Globe Staff

Prosecutors painted them as menacing goons who hurled venomous slurs outside the “Top Chef” film shoot. The defense countered that their conduct was not against federal law.