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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

Five Things to Know about Life in Michelle Wu’s Office at City Hall

What we learned about how the mayor is adjusting to her new digs.

Arts & Entertainment

All the Local Talent Taking the Stage at Boston Calling 2022

If you want a taste of some music from right here in New England, here’s who to check out.

City Life

Power List Interview: Michelle Wu

It’s not just that she’s the new mayor that makes Wu this year’s most influential Bostonian; it’s that she is a fundamentally new type of mayor.

City Life

Here are the 2022 Boston Marathon Winners

The iconic race is back on Patriots’ Day for the first time since 2019.

Arts & Entertainment

“Saints, Sinners, & Serial Killers” Takes True Crime to the Stage

Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman are breathing life into some of the most notorious real-life crimes in an unusual setting.

City Life

The TRACK, the Latest Addition to New Balance’s Athletic Mecca, Has Arrived

Take a look inside the Boston Landing mega-facility, which opens this week.

City Life

The World Needs More Ideas Like the MIT Banana Lounge

It’s a brilliant, beautiful concept: Distribute thousands of free bananas, every day, for free.

City Life

Elite Runners to Watch at the 2022 Boston Marathon

Rumor has it this will be the most competitive field in the marathon’s history.

Arts & Entertainment

Boston Calling Update: Nine Inch Nails Has Been Added as a Headliner

The lineup for the festival’s big return to Boston this year has been a moving target.

City Life

What Does a Boston Accent Sound Like in 2022, Anyway?

A new city-produced video is raising the question.

City Life

Hope You Weren’t Trying to Fly Through Logan This Weekend

Flights through the airport experienced major delays over the last couple of days.


Mass. Still Has the Best Engineering Grad School in the Country

But the state slipped in a couple of the other major categories.

Arts & Entertainment

After “The Slap,” Chris Rock Is Coming to Boston This Week

All eyes will be on the Wilbur as he makes what looks to be his first public appearance following the incident heard ’round the entertainment world.

City Life

We Finally Know How Many People Left Boston during the Pandemic

In new census data, Suffolk County saw one of the largest drops in population nationwide.

Arts & Entertainment

Tom and Zendaya Have Mastered the Boston Celeb Moment

It’s mellow. It’s chill. It’s charming. And it’s becoming part of the star-studded fabric of life here.