Staff Writer

Neil Swidey

Neil Swidey is a staff writer for the Boston Globe Magazine, where he writes in-depth narratives on a wide range of subjects. He is the author of “Trapped Under the Sea”, which was named one of the best books of 2014 by Amazon and Booklist, and “The Assist”, which was named one of the best books of 2008 by the Washington Post. He was also a coauthor of “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy”. His Globe writing has won numerous national awards and been featured in The Best American Science Writing, The Best American Crime Writing, and The Best American Political Writing.

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Could the future of Catholicism be taking shape in this church basement?

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In Fall River, a group of parishioners won the chance to run their crumbling church. If their experiment works here, it might just work anywhere.

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Diet advice changes by the minute. How are we supposed to figure out what to eat?

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As my own family sought out healthier habits, I took the question to the experts and found three truths they seem to agree on.

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Sharks on Cape Cod: Just how scared should we be?

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The odds of an attack are low, experts say, yet their advice today is not to go into the ocean above your waist. Are our carefree swimming days over?

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What to do if you spot a shark: Answers to 6 safety questions

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For answers, we went to the experts at the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.