Neil Swidey

Swidey is a Globe Magazine staff writer who writes in-depth stories on a variety of subjects. His work has been featured in “The Best American Science Writing,” “The Best American Crime Writing,” and “The Best American Political Writing.” He is author of “The Assist” and a coauthor of “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.”

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The Green Issue

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz: A Cabinet star is born

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How an MIT professor from Fall River got to the center of everything from climate change to nuclear Iran.

How to rethink the Olympic bid for Boston’s benefit

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With planning and discipline, we could create a better city for all — even if the torch never makes it here.

The Singapore Lee built, and the house he wants destroyed

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I’m making my way to the nondescript house that for six decades belonged to Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who died in March at 91.

A real-life ‘Inside Out’ story: Inside the mind of an 11-year old girl

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In 2009, Globe magazine staff writer Neil Swidey chronicled a year in the life of an 11-year-old girl, a time when girls are transitioning from adolescence into the teen years. With the release this weekend of the Pixar movie, “Inside Out,” which takes viewers inside the mind of 11-year old Riley, with all of her swirling emotions, Swidey’s revealing portrait of Adele from Roslindale is more timely than ever.