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Editor’s Letter: School of Life

Introducing our annual Best Schools issue.

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The 2024 Olympics: Be Careful What You Wish For

Photo by f_sheilds on Flickr If the idea of massive debt, living in a police state, and turning Boston into the planet’s largest graveyard of […]

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Scott Lively: The Crusader

After an incendiary 2009 visit to Uganda during which he urged leaders to fight the “gay agenda,” Scott Lively is now being sued for persecution—a crime against humanity. So what’s next for the Springfield pastor? He’s exploring a run for governor, of course.

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Not Everyone Thinks No Mail On Saturdays Is A Good Idea

Photo by kevinspencer via Flickr Starting in August, mail will no longer be delivered on Saturday. In today’s e-world, this seems like a decent strategy […]

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Does Mayor Menino Love The Patriots As Much This Year As Last Year?

Based on Mayor Tom Menino’s history of making bets with the mayors of rival cities in the playoffs, it sure seems like he doesn’t believe […]

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Panera Wants to Know If People In Boston Are Heartless Jerks

Panera is hoping to prove that we’re not all a bunch of selfish, self-involved monsters. At the chain’s newest cafe at Government Center, where there are […]

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Another Big Firm Flees the Financial District

On Wednesday, Boston’s second-largest law firm, Goodwin Procter LLP said it will move its offices from State Street to Fan Pier, a $3 billion, 23-acre development on the […]

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Police Can Now Check Your Phone When They Arrest You

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled this week that if you’re arrested, the cops can look on your cell phone to see your list of […]

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Northeastern University Study Tells Us What We Already Know

Classroom photo via Shutterstock I’ve written a lot over the past few months about how inexpensive and large-scale online college programs, such as EdX, are […]

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Northeastern President Welcomes (and Fears) Online Education

Image Credit: SignalPAD via Flickr Northeastern University president Joseph E. Aoun recently penned an op-ed piece in the Globe saying that, thanks to massive and free online […]

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What's Great About Tuesday's Elections: No More Ads

At this point in the game, every campaign ad on TV makes me shudder with rage. Whether it’s one of Scott Brown’s twisted pro-America propaganda […]

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EdX Inches Toward 1 Billion Students

Ever since our September profile of edX, the online education program created by MIT and Harvard that aspires to educate the masses for free, there’s […]

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Don't Judge the Boston T People

MBTA riders are a fickle bunch. Most are just trying to keep it together from A to B, girding their loins as they loiter underground […]

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How the Harvard Crimson Blossomed Into a Real Newspaper

Editors of The Harvard Crimson, take a bow. You are now, finally, a place for truth—and not bullshit. For years, the Crimson has been kowtowing […]

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Update: The Loved One

My August magazine story “The Loved One” chronicled the life of Sajan Christensen, a Beverly teen in jail accused of murdering a man at a […]