Matthew Reed Baker

Matthew Reed Baker

Research + Arts Editor

Before joining Boston in June 2007, Baker was an associate editor at ForbesLife, where he ran the research department and wrote about arts and travel; a staff writer at media watchdog Brill's Content; and a researcher and copy editor for such publications as National Journal, Rolling Stone, and Rick Steves's travel books. He earned a double-major B.A. in English and Philosophy from Yale University and an M.S.J. from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He eternally thanks his parents for taking him to see foreign-language art films by age 5, the hallowed galleries of MoMA and the Uffizi by age 10, and David Mamet plays by age 12—and for letting him play his Sonic Youth and electric Miles Davis records in the car as a teenager.

Matthew Reed Baker'S latest stories

Culture Calendar

Seven must-see arts and entertainment events in March.

There’s a Place for Us

The BSO will bring West Side Story to life at Symphony Hall this weekend.

Down Below

Two gritty tales from underground Boston debut this month.

Culture Calendar

Meryl Street is coming! Plus: more must-see events in February.

Looks Like Anfield Also Runs on Dunkin'

That Dunkin'-Liverpool FC deal is almost too perfect for words.

Wave of Rejuvenation

Pixies fans, it’s time to don your flannels. Frank Black and company are back.

Culture Calendar

Seven must-see arts and entertainment events in January.

Unfrozen in Time

Ben Bradlee Jr. pens the ultimate Ted Williams biography.

December Culture Calendar

Seven must-see arts events happening this month.

Bangin' Boston Bhangra

Get ready for the 10th annual Boston Bhangra Competition.