Pagan Kennedy

The Joy Lock Club

PICKING A LOCK REQUIRES the manual genius of a Houdini. You have to have the kind of sensitivity that allows your hand to “see” inside the device’s tiny machinery. Most locks involve a system of pins, and to crack them…

The Pursuit of Happiness

HIGH UP IN THE PSYCHOLOGY building at Harvard, Matt Killingsworth approaches with an outstretched hand. I have come to his office today because I want  the secret to happiness, and he has promised to reveal it. Killingsworth is pioneering a…

The End is Near Inc.

Editor’s Note: Our profile of Chris Martenson from the July issue has generated an unprecedented number of responses. And while we normally take a hands-off approach to reader comments here at Boston, we’ve noticed a few misconceptions amid the feedback…

Hooking Up with the Joneses

If you believe the cocktail chatter, swinging is alive and very well in Cohasset, Needham, Marblehead, and everywhere in between. Suburban legend? Or are your neighbors, and their neighbors, really getting it on? Pagan Kennedy went to find out for…