Best of Boston

Best Columnist

2002 Best Columnist, Political

Scott Lehigh

A breath of fresh air on the otherwise predictable Globe op-ed page, who actually goes out and covers political events—something too few other columnists bother […] read more»
2001 Best Columnist, New

Sam Allis

For his “Observer” column in the Sunday Globe. read more»
2001 Best Columnist, Business

Steve Bailey

The Globe‘s Steve Bailey, who knows more about corporate Boston than the CEOs who rush to read his column every morning. read more»
2001 Best Columnist, Gossip

Steve Bailey

For devoting his May 2 column to documents alleging that Boston Harbor Hotel general manager Paul Jacques was “the other man” in a divorce suit […] read more»
2001 Best Columnist, Political

Howie Carr

The Herald‘s Howie Carr, for covering the establishment, instead of coveting a place in it. read more»
1999 Best Columnist, Business

Steve Bailey, <em>Boston Globe</em>

Picking up where his predecessor, the estimable Joan Vennochi, left off, Bailey hasn’t missed a beat covering the business-politics beat. On the contrary, whether he’s […] read more»
1999 Best Columnist, Sports

Michael Holley, <em>Boston Globe</em>

He’s everything sports punditry has never been in this town. In pages dominated by aging Irishmen, yes, he’s young and black. More to the point, […] read more»
1999 Best Columnist, Guest

Tom Menino, <em>Boston Herald</em>

Filling in for Joe Sciacca one morning last month, the Mayor (or whoever ghostwrote the column for him) gave as good as he has gotten […] read more»
1999 Best Columnist, Half

Adrian Walker, <em>Boston Globe</em>

In June, the Metro columnist was briefly cut back from writing two columns a week to one, owing to a number of errors in his […] read more»
1999 Best Columnist, Political

Joe Sciacca, <em>Boston Herald</em>

Finally, a biting wit in town that’s not Howie Carr. read more»
1997 Best Columnist

Peter Gelzinis, <em>Boston Herald</em>

First during the battle over building a stadium in his native South Boston, then during the handwringing over a rash of teen suicides in the […] read more»
1995 Best Columnist

Alex Beam

The only Globe columnist who leaves us thinking, or laughing, or both. read more»
1995 Best Columnist, Demagogue as

Howie Carr

His once-aggressive muckraking at the Herald has descended to xenophobic ranting and raving. read more»
1994 Best Columnist, Sports

Michael Gee of the <em>Herald</em>

Nobody is having a great year, so we’ve been advised by one sports ace: In the valley of the blind give it to the one-eyed […] read more»
1989 Best Columnist, Sports, Print

Charles Pierce, <em>Boston Herald</em>

Upholds the best traditions of rock-and-roll sportswriting. Tremendous reach. And vision that extends beyond the playing field. read more»