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

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.


History’s most bizarre obstetric device gets its own opera.

Love Unveiled

With her first novel, Farizan explores the tangled issues of gender and sexuality in Iran.

Culture Calendar

Five must-see arts and entertainment events in August.

Q&A: New BSO Maestro Andris Nelsons

The Boston Symphony Orchestra's new musical director visited town for one seriously full day.

Summer of Sartorial Love

A new MFA exhibit shows how hippie garb went haute couture.