Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine


BU Will Start Working With the Most Dangerous Microbes on Earth, Finally

Boston has conquered its fears.

From right, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, react along with the family of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, behind, during a remembrance ceremony at the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Marty Walsh Will Be Sworn in by His Bud Joe Biden

The former VP will lead his inauguration.


Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey: Al Franken Should Resign

Massachusetts’ Senators are both calling on him to step down.


A Huge Container Ship Came Loose at a South Boston Terminal

The 1,065-foot vessel damaged a pier.


Update: Boston Tax Bill Protesters Are Distancing Themselves from the Boston Tea Party

They changed the protest’s name because it "reminds people of genocide."


Mitt Romney Still Thinks Roy Moore Is Bad

Good for him.


Gronk Is Getting a One Game Suspension

For body slamming Tre’Davious White.


Someone Else Threw a Sex Toy at the Patriots

It’s now apparently a New England/Buffalo tradition.

Stan Rosenberg at a lectern

Senate President Stan Rosenberg Will Step Aside

An investigation of allegations against his spouse is set to begin.


Stan Rosenberg’s Husband Bryon Hefner Will Seek Treatment for Alcoholism

The Senate president’s husband is accused of sexual assault.


The Rapper Behind the "I’m Not Racist" Music Video Is From Worcester

Joyner Lucas seems overwhelmed by the attention his video has gotten.


A Whimsical Gondola System Has Been Proposed for Boston’s Seaport

Dreams of an aerial tram system are more real than ever.

Arts & Entertainment

Boston Calling Is Making Some Changes for 2018

Extra entrances and more food vendors will be added for round two in Allston.


Walsh Points the Finger at Chang, the Past, over School Fine

The mayor says the BPS superintendent should have told him sooner about IRS issues.


Brookline High Students Protest "Vile, Hate-Filled Videos" on Snapchat

Hundreds walked out of class.