Matthew Reed Baker

Before joining Boston in June 2007, Baker was an associate editor at ForbesLife, where he ran the research department and wrote about arts and travel; a staff writer at media watchdog Brill's Content; and a researcher and copy editor for such publications as National Journal, Rolling Stone, and Rick Steves's travel books. He earned a double-major B.A. in English and Philosophy from Yale University and an M.S.J. from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He eternally thanks his parents for taking him to see foreign-language art films by age 5, the hallowed galleries of MoMA and the Uffizi by age 10, and David Mamet plays by age 12—and for letting him play his Sonic Youth and electric Miles Davis records in the car as a teenager.

Arts & Entertainment

The Must List

Including "Elvis and Me," the Boston Book Festival, and more.

News

One Last Question: Why Is Boston Nicknamed Beantown?

And can it be replaced?

Arts & Entertainment

Fall Arts Preview

Matthew Reed Baker’s guide to this season’s events.

Arts & Entertainment

The PEM Is Getting Very Metal

With a horror movie poster exhibit from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett.

Arts & Entertainment

The Must List

Including “It’s Alive!”, Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey, and more.

News

One Last Question

What’s the legal status of weed on college campuses?

News

One Last Question: Who Actually Hung the Lanterns in Old North Church?

You know: “One, if by land, and two, if by sea….”

Arts & Entertainment

The Must List

Including Romeo and Juliet, the Newport Folk Festival, and more.

Arts & Entertainment

One Last Question

Was Captain Quint based on a real person?

Arts & Entertainment

The Must List

Our guide to this month’s events.

Home & Property

One Last Question

What’s up with that Harvard Lampoon building?

Arts & Entertainment

The Must List

Our guide to this month’s events.

Style

One Last Question

A reader asks, "Why is New England so preppy?"

Arts & Entertainment

The Must List

Our guide to this month’s events.

News

One Last Question

A reader asks, "Why are college sports an afterthought in Massachusetts?"