Long Reads

News

In the Red Sox We Trust?

The Sox will probably break your heart, but there are still plenty of reasons to believe.

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How We Became Me

America was built on shared experiences, not solitary enterprises. After the most divisive election in the country’s history, is there any way back to E pluribus unum again?

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Donald Trump and the Plight of L.L. Bean

A presidential tweet. Boycotts. Buyouts. 2017 is off to a rocky start for New England’s most iconic brand. Can new CEO Stephen Smith help his company get back on the right trail?

Arts & Entertainment

The Life and Death and Rebirth of Boston’s Counterculture

How the city lost its underground cool—and might just get it back.

News

Boston Is a Shooters’ Paradise

More than 96 percent of gunmen involved in non-fatal shootings are never arrested in Boston. The cops know it—but will they do anything about it?

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Parenting in the Age of Donald Trump

White supremacy wasn’t something I thought I’d have to talk to my kids about. Then Donald Trump got elected.

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How the Harvard Kennedy School Abandoned America

And just when we need it most.

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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: turning a derelict ski resort into the largest retreat for the wealthy New England has ever seen.

Wellness

The Death I Want

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

News

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?

News

How Liberal Professors Are Ruining College

Liberal professors in New England outnumber conservatives 28 to 1. Why that’s bad for everyone.

Arts & Entertainment

Home Is Where the Bosstones Are

My life listening to Boston’s quintessential band.

News

Will Daycare Turn Your Kid into an Aggressive Little Monster?

If you’re wondering whether daycare might turn your kid into an aggressive little monster, you’re not alone.

News

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.

Wellness

I Wanted Eternal Life

One night this past summer, I decided I didn’t want to die. Don’t worry. I’m not infected with a deadly pathogen, and as far as […]