Paul Kix

Team Effort

As VA hospitals struggle to meet rising demands, the Red Sox Foundation and Mass General have found a way to shore up care for local vets.

Scenes from the Revolution

State Senator Scott Brown’s U.S. Senate win over Attorney General Martha Coakley stunned the nation, derailed Obama’s signature political initiative, and handed state Republicans their first major victory in decades. Here, a behind-the-scenes look at the final days of the historic campaign for Ted Kennedy’s seat.

A Very Civil War

Thanks to a series of moves late last year by public broadcasting giant WGBH, the Hub is now home to two all-talk public radio stations. Let the battle for the hearts and minds of tweedy, tote bag–loving Bostonians begin.

Running Scared

Martha Coakley has many wonderful qualities. So why doesn’t her Senate campaign 
feature any of them?

In the Shadow of Woburn

Twenty-five years after taking on the case of his life, and a decade after A Civil Action made him famous, Jan Schlichtmann is back in the spotlight—this time going after the Turnpike Authority in a half-billion-dollar lawsuit. But has he learned his lesson from Woburn? The jury’s still out.

The StreetSafe Question

What’s the best way to turn around a young street thug? According to a revolutionary social program being revived in Boston’s roughest neighborhoods, the answer just might be: with a reformed one.

The Devil in Sal DiMasi

There was always golf to play—and now there is only that. Sal DiMasi can still lose himself in the game, a whole day out here under the sun, roasting away. His colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives laughed when…

The Argument: The Toll Road Not Taken

I do my best not to pick on our toll takers, because it’s really not their fault. Yes, they make more money than most Massachusetts teachers—around $70,000 including overtime, with full benefits, six weeks’ vacation (six! from collecting change!), and…

Since You Asked… February

  Why are there no musicals (anyone’s ever heard of) set here?Leonidas Nickole, professor emeritus of performing arts at Emerson College: The best musicals are sentimental love stories: Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, boy loses girl….