Catherine Elton

Electric Youth

SUSAN LINN IS A HARVARD Medical School instructor of psychiatry, the author of two books, and one of the country’s leading experts on how marketing and television exposure affect children. and right now, addressing a roomful of concerned parents at…

Foreclose This!

THE MOVING TRUCK, empty and waiting, is parked around the corner from the house, because between the protestors and the police cars, there is no longer any room for it in front of 197 Normandy Street. Inside the stately brick…

Boston Scientific and the Road to Ruin

THIS SPRING, BOSTON SCIENTIFIC cofounder Pete Nicholas took to the stage at the end of a shareholders meeting to deliver “a few words.” Nicholas began his remarks by reminiscing about 2004, the 25th anniversary of the Natick-based medical device powerhouse….

The Burden of Knowing

The flash drive comes in a silver box, sunken into a bed of black velvet, shining out, fittingly, like a rare gem. Fail 10 times to provide the correct password and the drive will self-destruct. The entire sequence of its…

The Other Side of Enlightenment

Radio legend Charles Laquidara had an urgent request for Somerville cult expert Steve Hassan: Rescue his son, Ari, who’d become blindly devoted to the mystical Dahn Yoga community. Three years later, it’s unclear just who’s not seeing the truth. As…