Culture Writer

Jeneé Osterheldt

Jeneé Osterheldt is a culture writer who covers identity and social justice through the lens of culture and the arts. Sometimes this means writing about Cardi B. and black womanhood. Sometimes this means expounding on the importance of athletes taking a knee.

She joined the Globe as a culture writer in 2018. A native of Alexandria, Va. and a graduate of Norfolk State University, Osterheldt was a 2017 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, where her studies focused on the intersection of art and justice. She previously worked as a Kansas City Star culture columnist.

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The Teachers’ Lounge: Recess for educators of color

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Columnist

Educators of color in Boston come together at The Teachers’ Lounge to both party and brainstorm better ways to serve students.

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The angel on Methadone Mile

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Columnist

As the number of people experiencing homelessness in Massachusetts grows, Celsea Tibbitt is determined to nurse Boston into a better city.

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It’s Lit: Black booklovers remix the book club

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Columnist

In Boston, a pop-up shop, a reading room, and bar book nook spark a black lit celebration.

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‘Step out of line’: We all have the right to be here, Emmys

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Columnist

Television and the Emmys still have a long way to go, and in the spirit of Billy Porter and Alex Borstein, we have to keep stepping out of line.

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He gets it from his mutha: Alex Bossi has style

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Columnist

Black, American, and abroad? Racism travels free

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Mass shootings require a call to action. Will we answer?

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Columnist

A song for Toni Morrison

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Columnist