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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

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.

City Life

Sports Betting Would Change Massachusetts Forever. Here’s How

Apps, brick-and-mortar sports books, media blitzes, podcasts, ads, free cash. They’re all coming to entice you to gamble on sports. Some of them are already here.

Arts & Entertainment

Boston Harbor Islands’ Free Ferry Day Returns This Weekend

Celebrate the 50th anniversary with a trip to the islands, on the house.

City Life

How Parents Are Finding Baby Formula in Boston

A shortage has led to a mad dash, and some creative solutions.

City Life

Everyone’s Mad at These Air Force Reservists for Doing Something Cool on Martha’s Vineyard

No one’s allowed to have fun anymore.

City Life

Yeah, Maybe the MBTA Needs Some Help from the Feds

Couldn’t hurt to have an extra set of eyes on…all this.

City Life

A Combatant in Somerville’s Breakfast Wars Is in the Spotlight Again

Things are always plenty interesting at the Sound Bites Cafe, that’s for sure.

City Life

Cliff Divers Will Once Again Leap off the Roof of the ICA This Summer

Red Bull’s international competition is swinging through the Seaport in June.

City Life

How the Celtics Could Beat the Bucks Thanks to…Godsmack

Is a fortuitously timed Godsmack concert in Wisconsin divine intervention???

City Life

Nantucket Says Yes to the Breast

A push to let all people go bare-chested on beaches if they choose to was surprisingly non-controversial.

City Life

Where to Find John Waters’ Favorite View of Cape Cod

One beach in particular has caught the famed filmmaker’s eye.

City Life

If You Want to Take a Swim in the Charles River, They Can’t Stop You on June 18

“City Splash,” because it’s your life and you can do what you want to, is back for 2022.

City Life

Toast Frederick Law Olmsted, Granddaddy of the Emerald Necklace, on His 200th Birthday

Green-space lovers will be celebrating his bicentennial at Jamaica Pond on Wednesday.


Massachusetts Had the Top Ranked High Schools in the Country in 2022

Statewide, we were at the top of the heap, according to U.S. News & World Report.

City Life

The Genetically Altered Mice Are Coming! The Genetically Altered Mice Are Coming!

To Nantucket, that is, on a quest to battle Lyme disease.