Britt Peterson
Britt Peterson

Britt Peterson is the Word columnist for the Boston Globe Ideas section and a freelance writer in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 3 2015 8:15 AMDo Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200The many inventors of Monopoly, and how they all got screwed over.
Five-ring Circus
July 26 2012 8:00 AMThe Irish WhalesAmerica’s gluttonous, English-hating, gold-medal-winning Olympic heroes of the early 20th century.
Jan. 24 2012 1:34 PMFarmer Groupies and Chicken CoddlersThe Foxfire books and the paradox of the modern DIY movement.
Future Tense
Nov. 11 2014 2:02 PMThe Golden Age of Telegraph LiteratureThe 19th-century genre showcased technology anxieties and Catfish-esque storylines.
June 29 2012 11:43 PMThe Case of the Feline FlatfootAren’t cats more likely to commit crimes than to detect them?
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Sept. 2 2015 3:05 PM “Nobody Called CPS on Louis C.K.” Writing about giving your baby the finger makes people on the Internet go a little crazy.