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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.

Arts & Entertainment

Where to Find Outdoor Skating Rinks in Boston This Winter

Ready to lace up those skates?

City Life

This Land Is My Land

New Kids on the Block superstar Jonathan Knight had it all: a rewarding career, a loving family, a postcard-worthy farm on protected North Shore land, and a dream home underway. Then lawyers from the most powerful conservation organization in the state came knocking.

City Life

How to Get Around without the Orange Line During the Shutdown

Thanks to a monthlong disruption starting August 19, you’ll need to plan ahead.

City Life

Newbury Street Will Go Car-Free for Six Straight Sundays Starting This Month

We love to see it. Keep it coming.

City Life

One Reporter’s Foolproof TikTok Strategy: Let Boston Speak

His word-on-the-street videos have become a sensation online.

City Life

Q&A: Dart Adams on Why Danish Rapper Sleiman’s Life Story Is One We Need to Hear

The Boston writer says Instead We Became Evil, which he co-wrote with the artist, breaks the mold.


Jon Taffer’s Restaurant, Taffer’s Tavern, Opens in Watertown in September

Fans of Bar Rescue, take note.

City Life

Whales, the Newest Scourge of Seafaring Bay Staters, Are Not the Enemy

Fear not these blubbery beasts (but try to stay out of their way).

Arts & Entertainment

The Topgolf Live Stadium Tour Will Return to Fenway Park This Year

Golfers will get another swing at the rare opportunity to tee off in the home of the Sox this November.

City Life

Don’t Do It, Charlie: The Happy Hour Bill the Governor Shouldn’t Veto

It might really happen this time. Don’t get in the way.

City Life

Chaos, Again, on the Orange Line

Passengers fled a burning train in Somerville atop a bridge Thursday morning.

City Life

The British Are Coming to Boston—Prince William, That Is

He’ll be here to award the 2022 Earthshot Prize, he just announced.

City Life

The Best Boston Takes on the Ben Affleck/Jennifer Lopez Wedding

Did you, reader, know which city the groom is from?


Condé Nast Named a Belmont Cafe One of the World’s Best Restaurants

Where to find the Persian dishes garnering international acclaim.

City Life

A Cat Named Rowdy Has Been Roaming Logan Airport for Weeks

She was rescued Wednesday morning after three weeks on the run.