Columnist

Joanna Weiss

Weiss writes an Op-Ed column about culture, politics, and society that appears in the Globe on Tuesdays and Sundays. She previously covered politics and TV for the Globe. She is author of the novel “Milkshake,” about the politics of breastfeeding.

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JOANNA WEISS

Fighting crime from within

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Women from Boston’s most troubled neighborhoods are forming a kind of quiet crimefighting force.

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Untangling PARCC’s new testing schedule

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Imposing some self-restraint is the smartest thing PARCC advocates can do for themselves.

JOANNA WEISS

After verdict, a sad spectacle of celebration on Twitter

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There was a difference between the demeanor of the jury and prosecutors — sober and sedate — and some of the comments that were posted.

JOANNA WEISS

‘American Idol’ became too nice

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In a talent competition, niceness has its limits.