Romney Protesters Show Up in Boston

With just about two weeks until Election Day (reminder: it’s Tuesday, November 6), things are starting to get crazy. The third and final presidential debate […]


11 Retro Photos of the Orange Line

The MBTA’s Orange Line, like much of Boston, has a long, evolving history. The first parts of the elevated train were constructed in 1901, and […]


Three Massachusetts Beers to Try

Photo © Brewers Association This past weekend, Denver hosted the 31st annual Great American Beer Festival, the preeminent beer festival in the United States. Nearly […]


Massachusetts to Triple Non-Car Travel by 2030

Photo via Thinkstock Yesterday, Richard Davey, the state’s transportation secretary, announced an exciting goal: Massachusetts will triple the amount of travel by public transit, biking, […]


The Best Beer City in America: Boston

Harpoon Brewery photo via thomasglobal on Flickr If you like beer—and really, who doesn’t?—you ought to pick up GQ this month, which features a guide […]


Favorite Beers of Republicans and Democrats

(Image via the National Journal) Thank you to the National Journal for covering two of my favorite things at once: beer and politics. Last week, the […]


Politicians Continue to Screw Up Their Taxes

When you’re deciding to run for political office, or if you’re currently in office, there are a few basic questions you should ask yourself repeatedly: […]


How Boston Shapes City Residents

Image via Thinkstock Emily Badger at The Atlantic Cities digs into a new study that shows that Boston has a culture that’s quite distinct from […]


Charles P. Pierce Loves Romneycare

In the new Esquire, Charles P. Pierce digs deep into the unusual existence of the universal health care bill Mitt Romney passed as governor of […]


Will Elizabeth Warren Help Democrats Keep the Senate?

The past couple days have been good to Elizabeth Warren, with four polls showing her in the lead in her race against incumbent Scott Brown. […]


Why You Should Buy a House in Boston Now

Photo via Thinkstock Most of Boston‘s editorial staffers are renters, so we’re well aware of the absurdity of this city’s rental market: Crazy high prices […]


Is Scott Brown an Obama Fan?

Photo Illustration by Josue Evilla Earlier this month, we published a long profile of Scott Brown, our state’s U.S. Senator and a nominal Republican. In […]


The No-Holds Barred, Deception-Filled Campaign

Political advertisements are notorious for being misleading about politicians’ records. It’s the name of the game: Build up your candidate, tear down the opponent. It’s […]


Why Does the GOP Still Ignore Climate Change?

Hurricane Isaac. (Photo via Flickr/NASA Goddard Photo and Video) With Hurricane Isaac hammering Louisiana with 80 mile-per-hour winds, you would think the Republican Party might […]

Arts & Entertainment

The Disappearing New England Accent

After maintaining our distinctive pattern of speech for a couple centuries, the New England accent is in danger of disappearing. American Speech, a journal on […]