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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.

City Life

Finally, Boston’s Fourth of July Fireworks Are Spectacular Again

The Boston Pops will be back in action at the Hatch Shell for 2022.

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City Life

Happy Pride Month to Boston’s Glorious Sunset Double Rainbow

The sheer majesty of Mother Nature, folks.

City Life

So Begins Another Chapter in an Extraordinarily Bad Era for the MBTA

An indefinite shutdown in the heart of the city is just the latest blow.

City Life

Here’s the Story behind Those Tiny Mouse-Themed Stores Popping Up around Boston

A Swedish art collective has brought a series of extremely detailed rodent-friendly art installations to our streets.

City Life

We Asked an AI to Design the New Massachusetts State Flag

Some truly beautiful options for our beloved Commonwealth.

Arts & Entertainment

Take a Look inside PKL, Southie’s Tricked Out Take on Pickleball

The indoor facility boasts five courts, plus upscale bar bites and a full cocktail menu.

City Life

Is This Charlie Baker vs. Gavin Newsom Bet the Best We Can Do?

Their predecessors had way more vision, and a better sense of humor.


Our Favorite Boston Sports Bars for the Playoffs

Don’t have a ticket but want to feel close to the action? Here’s where to go.

City Life

Pollen in Boston Is More Apocalyptic Than Ever. Or…Is It?

It feels that way, but so do so many things these days.

City Life

Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and Dorchester Will Have Open Streets Days This Summer

We’re rethinking how streets ought to be used in all of our neighborhoods, and that’s a very good thing.

City Life

A Huge Historic Fire Boat Will Spray Water Cannons in the Air in Boston Harbor

In yet another cool thing happening on the water this summer, keep your eyes peeled for a “water cannon display.”

Arts & Entertainment

This Is a Nine Inch Nails Appreciation Post

The coolest guys at Boston Calling saved the day this weekend.

Arts & Entertainment

Boston Calling Can’t Catch a Break

A pair of COVID cancellations and a severe thunderstorm put a bit of a damper on an otherwise joyous weekend.

Arts & Entertainment

Boston’s Latest “Immersive Experience” Is All about King Tut

Can’t get enough projection-based attractions? A new one coming to the SOWA Power Station caters to ancient history fans.

Arts & Entertainment

At the New ICA Watershed Exhibit, Recyclables Never Looked So Good

Everyone’s favorite free art gallery on the Harbor returns this week by putting trash on a pedestal.