Rebecca Ostriker

Rebecca Ostriker is a news reporter for the Globe. She was the Globe’s Arts Editor for nine years, during which she won a New York Times Co. Punch Award and two arts critics won Pulitzer prizes. She also edited page 1 stories for the Monday paper. A Harvard grad, she previously worked as an Assistant Arts Editor and as a copyeditor in the Globe’s Living/Arts and Sports departments.

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Top companies bemoan traffic, yet many effectively entice employees to make it worse


We’re hooked on cars, despite the gridlock. Only powerful incentives will change that, but major employers make it too easy to drive.

Could the famed Market Basket ghost be Wilmington’s ‘Lady of the Caskets’?

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She was wealthy, eccentric, and obsessed with the afterlife.

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Jonathan Richman brims with local memories at the Middle East

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The singer’s reminiscences flowed as he closed out a four-show run at the club on Thursday night.