Beth Schwartzapfel


Would You Let This Man Go Free?

As a teenager, Greg Diatchenko was convicted of murder and given the mandatory sentence: life without parole. Now science, and the courts, could give him another chance.


Going Gray Behind Bars

At this rate, our prisons are going to look like state-supported nursing homes.


Born What Way?

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, which launches at Harvard today, manages to be queer without being gay.


Rehab, Relapse at Recovery High Schools

Two Massachusetts schools are part of a growing movement for teens recovering from addiction to drugs or alcohol.