Malcolm Gay

Malcolm Gay covers visual and performing arts for the Globe. Before joining the paper in 2015, he wrote frequently for The New York Times, while also contributing to The Atlantic, Time, and several other publications. Named an Alicia Patterson Fellow in 2013, Gay has won numerous national journalism awards, including top honors from the James Beard Foundation, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, and the National Association of Black Journalists. His first book, “The Brain Electric,” was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in October 2015.

Latest stories

After renovations, grand old Colonial Theatre prepares to open doors


When the curtain rises this month at the Colonial, the real star will be the long-shuttered hall itself.


Sexual assault allegations reverberate in Boston theater scene

By , Globe Staff

A freelance theater critic has been blacklisted by Boston-area theaters after an actor accused him of sexual assault.

Museum group sanctions Berkshire Museum

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The Association of Art Museum Directors opposes the Pittsfield institution’s selling of artworks.

A Watershed event for the ICA

By , Globe Staff

Visitors to the Institute of Contemporary Art will be able to take a water taxi across the harbor to the museum’s newest outpost: the Watershed, an artist’s project space in East Boston that opens on July Fourth.