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

Eight Must-See Events in May

The Old State House's tricentennial, Julie Wu's The Third Son, the ICA's Foster Prize, and more.

Boston Rocks

Finally, a major music festival is coming to town.

Seven Must-See Events in April

Muse at the TD Garden, the MLB documentary 'Knuckleball!,' Barry McGee at the ICA, and more.

Culture Calendar: A&E Events in March

Matthew Reed Baker's guide to this month's events.

Every Measure a Mitzvah

The Boston Jewish Music Festival will present a mix of the traditional and the new.

Liverpool Fans Feel the Same Way About the Sox

... as we do about Liverpool. This and other revelations from an LFC expert.

Eight Things To Do In February

Lady Gaga at TD Garden, the New England Boat Show, and more.

Junk in Bloom

A new installation depicts the creeping influence of garbage on our natural surroundings.

Book Review: Cape Ann

With 'The Good House,' Ann Leary delivers a quintessentially North Shore novel.

Culture Calendar: A&E Events in January

Matthew Reed Baker's guide to this month's events.