Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine


When to Drive (and When Not to Drive) on Thanksgiving

Google Maps’ annual report on avoiding the worst of the Turkey Day traffic is out.


Kirk Minihane Is Out at WEEI, Will Launch His Own Show

He’ll be hosting a program on Radio.com.


The Citgo Sign Will (Probably) Finally Become a Landmark

It cleared a big hurdle Tuesday night.

A snow-covered mailbox and brick building in Beacon Hill

The First Snow of the Season Is on Its Way to Boston

Forecasters say 1-2 inches will fall on Thursday.


I Tried It: Curling at the Liberty Hotel

It’s a bite-size taste of the real thing, with spiked hot cider and a "curling concierge."


State Rep: The Democratic Party Is "Straight-Up Racist"

On a panel of black women who won elections this year, Nika Elugardo says the party left them behind.

Boston, Massachusetts, USA - May 21, 2017: Daytime view of the University of Massachusetts Boston campus along the Boston Harborwalk

UMass Boston Has a Serious Dorm Problem on Its Hands

Is this Dorchester or Sochi?

Arts & Entertainment

Jonny Sun’s New Art Project Is a Sitcom, Starring You

It features a laugh track powered by artificial intelligence.


Photos: Inside the Plans for the New and Improved TD Garden

The $100 million project includes a brand new entrance and a slate of ritzier accommodations.

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Steve Wynn Is Suing the Massachusetts Gaming Commission

The disgraced casino mogul wants to block the release of an investigative report.


We’re, Like, This Close to the First Pot Shops

Two testing facilities are ready to go. It’s the home stretch, people.


After Sessions’ Resignation, Boston Will Join Nationwide Protests

A 5 p.m. rally supporting the Mueller investigation is planned on Boston Common.


Let’s Just See What the Aliens Have to Say

MIT wants to fire a laser beam into space to attract aliens. Sounds good.


Roxbury Polling Place Shut Down Briefly for a White Substance in an Envelope

A hazmat response closed it briefly before it was determined to be baking soda.


Rachael Rollins, Criminal Justice Reformer, Is the New Suffolk DA

Promising a shift in how crime is prosecuted in the county, Rollins beat independent Michael Maloney.