Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine


Tens of Thousands Descend on Boston for the March for Our Lives

Students took the lead on the way to the Common.


Massachusetts Won’t Let Local Breweries Make Beer with CBD

Down the Road Beer Co. says the ABCC thwarted its plans to use the marijuana-derivative in an IPA.


A Bold "Peeping Tom" Turkey in Kennebunk Smashed Through a Window

Police shared an "artist rendering" of the feathery suspect this week.

A side view of Boston City Hall

The Boston Calling Extortion Trial Has Evaporated

That’s a wrap on a case that brought unwanted attention to City Hall.

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Arts & Entertainment

Ben Affleck’s (Officially Real) Back Tattoo Is as Bad as Everyone Says

What is that thing?


Someone Rode a Bike in a Boston Tunnel Again

Don’t do this.


Trump Will Head to New Hampshire to Announce His Controversial Opioid Policy

It reportedly includes a provision for the death penalty for certain drug dealers.


Is It Time to Scrap the "General Hooker Entrance" at the State House?

A state rep says the double meaning makes it inappropriate.


Where Massachusetts’ Wealthiest People Went to College

A new report crunched numbers on the state’s filthy rich.


On a Snow Day, Students Rally in Boston Against Gun Violence

A walkout was canceled, hundreds still gathered to send a message at the State House.


Meet Drag Elsa, Boston’s Newest Winter Folk Hero

Video of the Disney-costumed Good Samaritan has gone viral.


The March 14 Anti-Gun Violence Student Rally in Boston Is a Go

Students plan to leave class and lobby legislators Wednesday morning.

Arts & Entertainment

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Production Company Will Adopt "Inclusion Riders"

Pearl Street Films will insist on a diverse cast and crew.


Necco Is In Trouble

The Revere wafer-maker may lay off hundreds of employees.


Ed Markey, Marty Walsh Unveil a National Gun Bill Modeled on Massachusetts

A gun violence bill would encourage states to follow our lead.