Columnist

Kevin Cullen

To quote Johnny Cash, I’ve been everywhere, man. Worked as a local, national and foreign correspondent before becoming a columnist. Served as bureau chief in Dublin then London. Did a few stints on The Spotlight Team, and was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2003 for exposing the coverup of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. In 2014, won the Mike Royko Award as best columnist chosen by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, part of the team awarded the Pulitzer for breaking news for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, and was Pulitzer finalist in commentary. The only two-time winner of ASNE’s Batten Medal for writing about the marginalized. Co-author of the New York Times bestseller, “Whitey Bulger,” a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. I thought Harvard had standards until they gave me a Nieman Fellowship.

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Kevin Cullen

Jake Kennedy has ALS. He will fight it with all his might

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Kennedy and his wife, Sparky, founded Christmas in the City 30 years ago. He’s now been diagnosed with the same disease that has afflicted other family members.

Kevin Cullen

The White House is tougher on American college professors than on Saudi Arabia

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What’s wrong with this picture: Members of a contemptible Saudi regime continue to be welcomed into the US, but an academic from Middlebury College was barred from speaking at a conference of American allies in Denmark because he criticized President Trump.

Kevin Cullen

Cut Grace from Boston some slack. There are ads far more insulting than Peloton’s

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That ad from Peloton, where a guy buys a ridiculously expensive exercise bicycle for his already fit wife, is dumb. But there’ve been worse Christmas commercials.

Kevin Cullen

After a few years of respite, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is about to invade our consciousness again

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At the Dec. 12 hearing before an appeals court, the Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyers will argue that two jurors who sentenced him to death lied about their social media postings on the case.