Janelle Nanos

Janelle Nanos is a senior editor at Boston magazine, where she writes about ideas, people, and businesses that shape the way our city works. She attended Boston College and earned her master's degree in journalism from New York University, where she was awarded a Knight Foundation fellowship for her outstanding reporting. She started her career at New York Magazine, where she worked as a reporter for three years, then joined the staff of National Geographic Traveler as Special Projects editor, developing multi-platform projects that spanned the print publication, tablet, and web. She now teaches a class in magazine writing at Boston College, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, Marie Claire, The Village Voice, Forbes, and Mother Jones. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and her dog, Winston.

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The Happy App

A new app tries to help users find happiness.

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Why Rental Car Companies Should Get Nervous

The ridesharing industry heats up.

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This Bill Could Take the Guessing Game Out of Higher Education

Fingers crossed that it passes.

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The End of Ownership

Boston is ground zero for a powerful new force in American culture: the sharing economy.

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Thank You for Sharing

A quick look at what’s on offer in Boston’s burgeoning sharing economy.

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One Fund Distributions Will Be Allocated Quickly

Meet Kenneth Feinberg, the man in charge of allocating money to the victims.

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One Direction Pop Up Comes To Qunicy Market

Consider this your warning.

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Menino Announces Women’s Workforce Council

Today is Equal Pay Day.

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Where Are the Women Candidates?

As races heat up, it’s worth asking why more women aren’t tossing their hats in the ring.

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City Smarts

How Boston is planning to use online education to turn its neighborhoods into mini campuses.

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Menino Bows Out: Tweet by Tweet

David Bernstein broke the news via Twitter.

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Why ’Having It All’ Isn’t Enough

Three out of four single moms in Massachusetts aren’t earning enough to raise their kids.

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MIT to Release Swartz Documents

Redacted documents, mostly.

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SideCar Launches in Boston

Why hail a cab when you can hail a stranger instead?

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Hate Apartment Hunting?

A new website aims to make the apartment hunt less painful.