Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine

News

Was the Green Line Struck by Lightning Last Night?

The MBTA is investigating after sparks flew during a thunderstorm.

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A Dizzying Night with Jordan Peterson in Boston

Besieged by bad press, the right’s favorite celebrity psychologist took the stage at the Shubert.

Colorful NECCO Wafers are inspected
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Sweet! NECCO Has Sold at Auction for Almost $19 Million

The Revere candy-maker will keep going, for now.

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ICE Will Stop Detaining People Trying to Follow the Rules

They will no longer round up immigrants at government buildings in Massachusetts.

Arts & Entertainment

Meet the Artists Repping New England at Boston Calling

What you need to know about the locals taking the stage.

Arts & Entertainment

The ICA Will Open its East Boston Location on July 4

Called "Watershed," the seasonal satellite gallery is about to make its debut.

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Woods Hole Researchers Found a Shipwreck Full of Treasure Worth Billions

The San José, loaded with gold and emeralds, has been likened to the "Holy Grail."

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Why Is Boston Common So... Common?

Will America’s oldest park ever live up to its full potential?

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The Best Jared Kushner Burns from His Harvard Classmates

Brutal.

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At a Cost of $68 Million, the Cleanup at Encore Boston Harbor Is Done

Environmental groups cheered the news.

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Spotted on the MBTA: Spider-Man

The web-slinger hung from a railing, checked his phone.

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A Woman in Saugus Had to Climb a Tree to Escape Coyotes

Ahhhh!

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Unlocking the Secrets of Boston’s Past with Big Data

A new Boston Research Center aims to compile all the city’s history in one place.

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To Bet or Not to Bet?

A Supreme Court ruling has made sports gambling a "front burner" discussion on Beacon Hill.

Arts & Entertainment

Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart Are Coming to Boston

The duo will perform together for three nights at the Wang.