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

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.

November Culture Calendar

Seven must-see arts events happening this month.

Second Acts

Three local authors are hoping their sequels do as well as the originals.

Bring the Noise

Honk! just may be Boston’s most joyous music festival.

Six Must-See A&E Events in October

Charo, 'Our Boston,' SoWa's Market of the Living Dead, and more.

Thomas M. Menino: A Timeline

From the early years to the victory lap.

The Turbanator

A look under the hood of this season’s hottest new musical, The Jungle Book.

Culture Calendar

Five arts and entertainment must-sees this month.