John Sedgwick

Dispatch: The Body In the Cove

When an alluring outsider swam into an insular New Hampshire community last summer, she raised some eyebrows. When she wound up dead, it raised disquieting questions about the darker side of our vacation paradises.

Collision Course

Liko Kenney came from a fiercely free-spirited New Hampshire clan that produced skier Bode Miller and ran the popular Tamarack Tennis Camp on its backwoods compound. Bruce McKay was a hard-nosed cop who felt people needed to be taught to follow the rules. In the end, their final confrontation was as shocking as it was inevitable.

The Lion in Winter: Full Transcript

This is the full transcript of Boston magazine contributor John Sedgwick's interview with Boston University Chancellor Emeritus John Silber: The Goldin Debacle BOSTON MAGAZINE: Let's start by taking you back to back to fall 2003, when NASA administrator Daniel Goldin…

The Lion in Winter

Interview by John Sedgwick John Silber is retired now. Finally. After 26 years running Boston University, and three attempts at handing the institution over to a successor—the second time, to former NASA administrator Daniel Goldin, so disastrous it was difficult…

Lord of the Flies

In the sprawling solar system that is Boston academia, Harvard and MIT are the two blinding suns at the center. BU, BC, Wellesley, and Tufts are some of the larger, better-known planets wheeling about. Brandeis is Pluto – part planet,…

The Harvard Nazi

Many amateur genealogists delve into the family archives in search of heroic ancestors — royalty, most commonly — to make them feel better about themselves. What if, instead, they turn up a villain, and not just some charming rogue, but…