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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Scott Brown for Governor?

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Robin Williams on Good Will Hunting

The actor describes what drew him to the film.

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What Casey Affleck Had to Say About Good Will Hunting

Not much of anything.

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Data Base: Boston’s Big Data Initiative

Can Boston become the Big Data capital of the world?

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Click It and Ticket

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Greenway Needs Director and Direction

Questions loom as Nancy Brennan steps down from the Greenway Conservancy.

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Enough Is Enough

President Obama needs to get real on gun control. Now.

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Elizabeth Warren Is On the Banking Committee

Put up your dukes: The newly elected Massachusetts Senator will take Wall Street to task.

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Great Idea: A Car Horn for Bikes

This Kickstarter project aims to give cyclists an audible edge.

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The History of the Frappuccino

How a local coffee drink became a billion dollar behemoth

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Tufts Compromises Over Evangelical Group

A new policy seeks balance between non-discrimination and religious diversity.

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TripAdvisor, Kiva Team Up to Give Back

A new project helps to fund businesses around the globe.

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Can George Howell Sell Coffee Like Everyone Sells Wine?

He’s going to try.

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MIT Tops Harvard in Cognitive Skills