John Sedgwick

Dispatch: The Body In the Cove

Jen Cannon, out on the raft, thought it was a rock, a flat rock near the surface of the water. But her husband, Lee, didn’t think much of it. One of the Cannon clan from the upper road, Lee had…

The Shaggy God

Richard Stallman is the tech genius behind a software revolution that continues to transform the wired world. But instead of cashing in on his big idea—well, let’s just say he’s taken a different path. Like most people who use computers…

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…

Chad Gifford, Without Apologies

The skyscraper that is now the Bank of America building, at 100 Federal Street, tells the whole sad story of Boston banking, as a tombstone might. It used to house FleetBoston, until B of A swallowed that bank whole in…