Long Reads

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Les Otten’s Last Resort

Once upon a time, Les Otten saved Fenway Park. Now the former Red Sox co-owner is facing an even steeper challenge: spending more than $150 million to turn a derelict ski resort into the largest retreat for the wealthy New England has ever seen.

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The Death I Want

Why I’m suing Massachusetts for the right to die on my own terms.

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Who’s Afraid of Marty Walsh?

After three years in office, the mayor has had nearly as many setbacks as successes. So why doesn’t anyone have the guts to run against him as he seeks reelection this year?

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The World v. Alan Dershowitz

The Harvard Law School legend has defended everyone from O.J. Simpson to Claus von Bülow. Now he’s facing his toughest case yet: his own.

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I Wanted Eternal Life

Then I talked to some of the world’s best scientists about what it means to grow old.