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Malcolm Gay

Malcolm Gay covers visual and performing arts for the Globe. Before joining the paper in 2015, he wrote frequently for The New York Times, while also contributing to The Atlantic, Time, and several other publications. Named an Alicia Patterson Fellow in 2013, Gay has won numerous national journalism awards, including top honors from the James Beard Foundation, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, and the National Association of Black Journalists. His first book, “The Brain Electric,” was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in October 2015.

Latest stories

The Great Divide

Dead mice, crumbling concrete: Education reform won’t fix the sorry state of some schools

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Even as local officials celebrate passage of a law that will dramatically increase spending on students, they must face a sobering truth: The extra money will probably do little to address tumbledown schools.

Neighboring schools, worlds apart

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The opportunity gap in our public schools is vast, a fact made plain in two schools, nearly neighbors but in different worlds. For those on the short end, the road up is made more difficult. The question is: Why?

When way off Broadway still isn’t far enough

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Braintree’s 70-seat Curtain Call Theatre was the latest small theater to receive a cease-and-desist letter from the powerful Broadway producer staging “To Kill A Mockingbird” in New York.

BSO concertmaster sidelined by head injury

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A concussion last spring has kept violinist Malcolm Lowe from performing.