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.


A Murderer by Any Name

A killer’s name-change request puts a decade old case back into headlines.


Warren Vs. Coakley

A map shows just how much Warren outperformed Coakley in the turnout game.


Harvard Business School Has a Food Fight

The school’s ’Israeli mezze’ menu sparks controversy among Arab students.


’You beat Justin Bieber. Congratulations.’

How an Obama campaign photographer shot the most shared image in web history.


Are Smartphones the New Personal Trainers?


How Qualified Female Candidates Win Elections

New research sheds light on what makes voters pick women.


Boston’s Election Day Freebies

Freedom isn’t free. But sometimes freedom fries are.


Hurricane Hacking at MIT’s Media Lab

When the going gets tough, the tough get data.


MIT’s Gangnam Style Video An Epic Production

Proof that Gangnam Style is still storming the U.S.


Elizabeth Warren Finally Opens Up

With less than two weeks left until the election, Warren finally details her personal and family life.


Local Blue Ivy Event Planner Wins Trademark Battle

Jay-Z and Beyonce won’t have a children’s birthday party business anytime soon.


The Steve Jobs of Cambridge

Polaroid Founder Edwin Land revolutionized photography (and inspired Apple’s CEO.)


Car Talk Gets a Big Send-Off

WBUR’s annual gala celebrates 35 years of Click and Clack.

Arts & Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston Teams Up With MIT

On hair care products ...


PSA: Bike Thefts in Boston on the Rise