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 “Trapped Under the Sea” and “The Assist,” and a coauthor of “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.”

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Charitable Giving

My surprising education in starting a charity

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When a Globe Magazine reporter wrote about Boston boys using basketball to try to beat the odds, he was moved to act.

Reporter’s notebook

How we made gluten into a monster

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A pioneering celiac doctor explains the misguided origins of “the most popular diet that you can imagine.”

Why food allergy fakers need to stop

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From gluten to garlic, diets and dislikes are being passed off as medical conditions. Chefs and real sufferers have had enough.

What makes people gay? (An update)

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A decade after one of the most-read Boston Globe stories ever, we find new evidence that the answers lie in the womb.