Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine


Harvard Shattered its Record with $9.6 Billion in Fundraising

Things are finally looking up for Harvard.


As the Green Line Extension Rolls Through Somerville, a Lion’s Head Will Live On

The MBTA successfully preserved it before the demolition of the Homans Building.

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Police: A Man in Watertown Stabbed a Tow Truck Driver Who Fatally Struck a Woman

The driver is in critical condition after he was allegedly stabbed five times.

Arts & Entertainment

Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness Is Coming to the Museum of Science

The star of the hit show will record an episode of his podcast in Boston.


The Odds of a November Shakeup in Massachusetts Look Long, a New Poll Says

Baker and Warren are way ahead, according to a new poll.


Columbia Gas Is Donating $10 Million to Disaster Relief in Greater Lawrence

The company has been criticized for its response after home fires and explosions hit the region.


Michael Che Made another Boston Joke, This Time at the Emmys

He poked fun at the all-white regulars at the bar on Cheers.


The Five Ambitious Proposals for a New MLK Memorial in Boston Common

Community input will be considered before one ode to Martin Luther King, Jr. is selected.


After a Recount, Lori Trahan Has Narrowly Won the Third District Primary

She has officially bested former Marty Walsh Chief of Staff Dan Koh.

Actress Mia Kunis is kissed by actors dressed in drag during a parade for Kunis in Cambridge, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Kunis was honored as "Woman of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University.

Hasty Pudding Just Cast Women for the First Time Ever

The legendary Harvard theater troupe is now co-ed.


A Black UMass Amherst Employee Says Police Were Called on Him for No Reason

An anonymous caller said Reginald Andrade appeared "agitated." He says it’s yet another case of racial profiling.


In Defense of the Kick Scooter

The least cool transportation in Boston is also the most promising. It’s time to embrace the O.G.


As Frustration Mounts with Columbia Gas, Baker Declares a State of Emergency

Eversource will now take over the recovery.


Another Day, another Storrowing. Will They Never Learn?

State Police shared a photo of a box truck that suffered the consequences under the Longfellow Bridge.


"Armageddon" in Andover: What We Know about Fires and Explosions in the Merrimack Valley

As chaos hit Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, one man died, others were injured, and thousands were evacuated.