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 to do these days. 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 between his former sales director and her husband. 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»

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»

1999 BEST Columnist, Political

Joe Sciacca, Boston Herald

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

1999 BEST Columnist, Business

Steve Bailey, Boston Globe

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 writing about the Fleet-Bank-Boston merger, the Fenway deal, or the backroom maneuvering to bring the… read more»

1999 BEST Columnist, Sports

Michael Holley, Boston Globe

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, he’s aggressive, witty, and stylish. Plus, it’s nice that a Boston sportswriter finally realizes it’s… read more»

1999 BEST Columnist, Guest

Tom Menino, Boston Herald

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 all these years. But he also showed a charming self-deprecating wit (which again suggests it… read more»

1999 BEST Columnist, Half

Adrian Walker, Boston Globe

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 stories, including a column on the first black law-school dean in the region who, a… read more»