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

BSO flutist settles equal-pay lawsuit with orchestra

By , Globe Staff

Elizabeth Rowe’s case has been closely watched for its implications for women who are paid less than male counterparts.

Controversial director to leave Boston Athenaeum

By , Globe Staff

Elizabeth Barker announced in a letter to members that she plans to step down in March.


How can it be true? Many valedictorians of Boston public schools struggle to make a middle class income

By , Globe Staff

One figure in the Globe’s Valedictorians Project resonated deeply with readers: Forty percent of Boston valedictorians from 2005 to 2007 make $50,000 or less each year.

New season will be Zeitgeist theater company’s last

By , Globe Staff

Citing declining ticket sales, founding artistic director David Miller has decided to close his company after 18 years.