Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine


After a Recount, Lori Trahan Has Narrowly Won the Third District Primary

She has officially bested former Marty Walsh Chief of Staff Dan Koh.

Actress Mia Kunis is kissed by actors dressed in drag during a parade for Kunis in Cambridge, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Kunis was honored as "Woman of the Year" by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University.

Hasty Pudding Just Cast Women for the First Time Ever

The legendary Harvard theater troupe is now co-ed.


A Black UMass Amherst Employee Says Police Were Called on Him for No Reason

An anonymous caller said Reginald Andrade appeared "agitated." He says it’s yet another case of racial profiling.


In Defense of the Kick Scooter

The least cool transportation in Boston is also the most promising. It’s time to embrace the O.G.


As Frustration Mounts with Columbia Gas, Baker Declares a State of Emergency

Eversource will now take over the recovery.


Another Day, another Storrowing. Will They Never Learn?

State Police shared a photo of a box truck that suffered the consequences under the Longfellow Bridge.


"Armageddon" in Andover: What We Know about Fires and Explosions in the Merrimack Valley

As chaos hit Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, one man died, others were injured, and thousands were evacuated.

Arts & Entertainment

A New Daily Show Segment Probes Boston’s Racist Reputation

Sox fans and the Globe’s Spotlight team star in it.


Parents Want to Keep BPS’ Interim Superintendent from Keeping the Job

Laura Perille, the former head of an education nonprofit, is filling in for Tommy Chang after he resigned.


Someone Sent a 30-Pound Box of Marijuana to a Boston Radio Station

A whole lot of weed showed up at the headquarters of Hot 96.9.


Boston Hotel Workers Just Voted to Authorize a Strike

The move comes after failed contract negotiations with Marriott.


Red Bull Crashed Ice, a Wild Downhill Skating Race, Is Coming to Fenway Park

It’s a championship event for what’s been dubbed the "fastest sport on skates."


A New Study Shows the "Bathroom Bill" Hysteria Is Unfounded

It found no link between the transgender rights bill and bathroom crimes.


Somerville Police Investigating a Report of People Urinating on American Flags at Veterans Memorial

In a widely shared Facebook post, a witness shared a description of the crime.


Bostonians Are Worried about Climate Change Impacting the Waterfront, Study Finds

Rising tides are on the city’s mind these days.