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Carlo Rotella

Hollywood on the Charles

Why the movie industry is crazy for Boston.

City Life

Desperately Seeking Deval

Three years ago, Deval Patrick was an inspirational outsider who rode a wave of goodwill into the State House. Today, he’s one of the least popular governors in the country. Granted unprecedented access to Patrick and his inner circle, Carlo Rotella offers an intimate look at a beleaguered administration and a governor aiming to reclaim his once-sterling image.

Save the Common? Not Without a Fight.

What the push to make over our most symbolic park really needs to accomplish.

After The Gloves Came Off

Flamboyant manager Norm Stone and sullen world champ John Ruiz turned winning ugly into an art form, then wound up fighting with each other. The ballad of one of the most potent and colorful partnerships—and epic breakups—in Boston sports.

With real estate savvy and sermons mixing demagoguery and finance tips, Gilbert Thompson has built a megachurch 7,000 souls strong. It’s all for the glory of God, says the bishop, whose success has created a hell of a lot of earthly clout.

The Kingdom and the Power