Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine

Spencer Buell is a staff writer for Boston, covering news, politics, technology, the T, legal weed, french fries, bears, Brady, and beer. He used to be a news reporter for Metro Boston and the Arlington Advocate.

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Arts & Entertainment

Metallica, Foo Fighters, the Strokes Will Headline Boston Calling 2022

You ready to ride the lightning???

City Life

Market Basket Is Better Than Trader Joe’s, a New Ranking Has Decreed

It’s all happening.

Arts & Entertainment

Glowing Green Bridges Will Return to the Emerald Necklace in February

The fan favorite will once again illuminate eight bridges along the park system this winter.

City Life

Cold Enough for You, Boston???

A deep freeze is coming that has already closed schools and could slow down the MBTA.

City Life

That Time Bob Saget Burst onto the Stage at a Guster Show in Boston

The Boston legends and late American icon crossed paths one fateful night in 2007.

City Life

Finally, Some Snow

Just when you thought it might never look like winter around here.

City Life

What to Do If You Test Positive for COVID in Boston

Don’t rush to the hospital, and other tips for doing this the right way.

City Life

A Professional’s Guide to Beating a Hangover in Boston

Why suffer for your bad decisions when you can soothe yourself Boston-style?

City Life

What Those Boston COVID Sewage Studies Can Tell Us about…Us

It’s more than just seeing the future on new cases.

City Life

Where Can You Get a Rapid COVID Test in Boston Right Now?

Here’s where to find the suddenly highly sought after tests.

City Life

Bring Back the Dunkin’ Donuts Counter Service and Let Us Vibe

Back in the ’80s, you could sidle up to the bar, sip coffee in a ceramic mug, and chill.

City Life

Meet the Square One Mall Goth, the Instagram Sage of the North Shore

An irreverent hot tub repairman from Everett is poking fun at the region’s iconic places and characters—before they’re gone.

City Life

Why Boston Can’t Have Nice Things, Part One Million: Cannabis Cafés

It’s been five years. Where are the weed lounges voters wanted?

City Life

Please, I Am Begging You, No More QR Codes

I can’t take it anymore.

City Life

The Interview: Jim Canales

As head of Boston’s largest charitable foundation, Jim Canales weighs in on the city’s most pressing issues and the art of spreading a little cheer.