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.


"I’m Glad It Was Just a Close Encounter"

A photographer spotted a shark swimming right next to a surfer off Cape Cod this morning.


Wayfair Is Backtracking on CEO’s Comment about "Non-Political" Employees

What does non-political mean, anyway?


Feds: A Terror Suspect Scoped Out Targets at Fenway, Quincy Market, and the Pru

Alexei Saab, of New Jersey, trained with Hezbollah and then studied landmarks in Boston.


State Trooper Who Posted Racist Rants Online Indicted for Shooting Someone

Matthew Sheehan faces assault charges for shooting an ATV driver in 2018.

orange line train

The MBTA Just Doubled Your Odds of Riding a New Orange Line Train

A second set of brand-new train cars just hit the tracks.


The Guy Who Threatened to Eat a Mass. Professor Alive Pleaded Guilty

Matthew Haviland admits he sent graphic threats to the pro-choice professor.


Who Could Forget the Stop and Shop Strike? Joe Biden, Apparently

He referenced "a Rite-Aid strike" that never happened.

Arts & Entertainment

Get Your Camera Ready: The Infinity Mirror Room Has Arrived

One of Yayoi Kusama’s photogenic masterpieces, called "LOVE IS CALLING," opens to the public in Boston this month.


At Long Last, We Know What Caused the Red Line Derailment

The MBTA just released a report on the incident.


Someone Found a Headless Goat on the Street in Hyde Park

What happened here?


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Endorsed Ed Markey

The firebrand freshman and Green New Deal co-author is throwing her weight behind the senator.


Harvard Is Looking into the Millions It Took from Epstein

"I profoundly regret Harvard’s past association with him," President Lawrence Bacow says.


Gronk Says He’s "Probably Had, Like, 20 Concussions"

Including five "blackout ones," he says.


Should Boston Ban Masked Protesters?

The City Council will hold a hearing on the idea after last month’s "straight pride" rally.

Arts & Entertainment

You Can Take a Dive with Aquarium Experts Tonight

Thanks to footage beamed straight from a research ship to the New England Aquarium’s IMAX screen.