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

Harvard theater school to go on ‘three-year hiatus’

By , Globe Staff

The troubled ART Institute will stop accepting new students for three years as leadership works on “a strategic plan.”


Head of Fuller Craft Museum stepping down

By , Globe Staff

Jonathan Fairbanks’s distinguished career spanned six decades.

Report highlights Boston performing arts groups’ venue needs

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A study details the challenges many performing arts groups face as they try to find appropriate spaces to rehearse and present their works.

Pops fireworks broadcast fizzles with some TV viewers

By , Globe Staff

For the first time in years, the Pops’ July 4 concert was not carried on CBS — either the national network or its local affiliate, WBZ-TV.