David Filipov

David Filipov is a Living/Arts reporter for, covering the latest in lifestyle, arts and culture. As a Metro reporter and editor, he oversaw coverage of transportation, the environment, the casino industry, and contributed to the Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Previously, he was Moscow Bureau chief, reporting extensively in the former Soviet Union, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Latest stories

‘Granny music’?! Paul McCartney’s still rocking at 74

By , Globe Staff

The Fab Four bassist hasn’t slowed down much with age.

Can you or can’t you swim in the Charles?

By , Globe Staff

On a balmy July day on the Esplanade, a Globe reporter decided to find out.

Who can claim the first fried clam?

By , Globe Staff

Woodmans of Essex today celebrates the 100th anniversary of the invention of the fried clam by its founder, but is the story true?

J.K. Rowling draws on real Mass. history for new wizardry tale

By , Globe Staff

The back story of “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling’s latest saga is imbued with real-life figures in Massachusetts history.