Madeline Bilis

Associate Editor at Boston Magazine

Madeline Bilis has been a writer and editor at Boston magazine since 2014. She studied journalism at Emerson College and hails from an exciting town outside of Worcester.

Home & Property

Five Famous Authors Who Lived in Beacon Hill

Bricks and cobblestones seem to inspire the pen.


Happy Leif Erikson Day!

We have some fake Viking history to celebrate.

Arts & Entertainment

What It’s Like to Be a Cranberry Farmer

October is harvest season.


TBT: The Climbing Cat of Deer Island Light

It’s the 1930s version of a cat video.

Arts & Entertainment

Meet the Artists of Boston Snapchat Geofilters

No, they don’t work for Snapchat.

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Arts & Entertainment

Meet Boston’s Independent Puzzlemasters

They’re in the business of locking people in rooms.

Arts & Entertainment

Five Tips from Local Instagram Pros

The moderators of IG Boston bestow their knowledge.

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Arts & Entertainment

We Tried It: Boda Borg

We "quested" to make sure it’s as fun as it sounds.


The Smiley Face Was Invented in Massachusetts

Happy World Smile Day!


Bridj to Offer Neurosignal Treatment on Your Commute

Choose between calm or energy vibes.


An Ode to My Red Sox Hat

You deserve a thank you.

Arts & Entertainment

A.D. Makepeace Company Invites You to Tour the Bogs

The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is back.

Arts & Entertainment

He Named Me Malala Takes a Look at Malala’s Everyday Life

’She’s an ordinary girl.’

Home & Property

Why Some Brownstones Have Purple Windows

It’s not style—it’s science.


TEDx Is Coming to Jamaica Plain

The theme is ’Joy and Purpose.’