Staff Writer

Neil Swidey

Neil Swidey is a staff writer for the Boston Globe Magazine, where he writes in-depth narratives on a wide range of subjects. He is the author of “Trapped Under the Sea”, which was named one of the best books of 2014 by Amazon and Booklist, and “The Assist”, which was named one of the best books of 2008 by the Washington Post. He was also a coauthor of “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy”. His Globe writing has won numerous national awards and been featured in The Best American Science Writing, The Best American Crime Writing, and The Best American Political Writing.

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The Millennials Issue | Magazine

Does GoFundMe confirm our best — or our worst — assumptions about millennials?

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Created by a millennial from Massachusetts, the crowdfunding site proves the generation has chutzpah.

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Two MGH doctors offer step-by-step advice for living with cancer

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The Mass. General MDs behind a powerful method of care share tips from their new book, and talk about advances in fighting the disease.

Connections | Magazine

Dad’s big Cape Cod vacation gamble

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Every summer, he and my mom would pack up the five kids, leaving one big question to chance.

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We know this sounds crazy, but GE could help fix our unfair tax code

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Bernie Sanders and others have scolded the company for (legally) paying no taxes. Here’s how the Boston newcomer could emerge a hero.