Long Reads

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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.