Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine


Amazon Facial Recognition Mistakenly Linked Ed Markey to a Mugshot

Now he’s urging new oversight of the software.


Goodbye to Massachusetts’ 173-Year-Old Anti-Abortion Law

Charlie Baker signed the NASTY Women Act today.


Jeff Sessions Is in Boston Again

At a Boston photo op, he announced charges against 28 people for "document and benefit fraud."


The Owner of The Tannery Is Accused of Discrimination

Sam Hassan allegedly harassed a black man and Middle Eastern woman at the upscale Boston clothing store.


John Henry Says He Doesn’t Want to Sell The Globe

He’s brushing off rumors he is open to shedding the paper.


The NECCO Factory in Revere Has Abruptly Closed

In the candy company’s latest chapter, hundreds of workers are out of a job.


Maura Healey Is Investigating JUUL

The Attorney General accused the vaping industry of marketing to kids.

Planet Fitness

A Local Man Tried to Work Out in the Nude at a "Judgment-Free" Planet Fitness

Guess they should be a little more specific with the policy.


Massachusetts Sen. Barbara L’Italien Somehow Ended Up in a Pro-ICE Fox Segment

She says the mix-up was due to the network’s "own failure of due diligence."

Arts & Entertainment

In the New Godzilla Movie, the Monster Comes to Boston

Disaster will strike us on screen once again, a new trailer suggests.


Psych! Boston Police Commissioner William Evans Is Leaving after All

He and Walsh had a report he would take a job at Boston College.


Boston Duck Tours Aims to Reassure Riders after the Tragedy in Missouri

"We continuously monitor the weather conditions," the city’s duck boat operator says.


Harvard’s Theresa Lund, Who Clashed With a Neighbor in a Viral Video, Has Been Placed on Leave

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative says it "does not condone her conduct."


Report: Devin Nunes Spent $15,000 in Donor Money on Celtics Tickets

The California Republican may have broken House rules to see the C’s.


The "Sanctuary State" Amendment Is No More

It would have stopped local law enforcement from helping ICE.