Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine


U.S. Attorney Lelling Finally Says He Will Get Out of Legal Marijuana’s Way

Was that so hard?


Northeastern Could Send a Powerful Message by Cutting Ties with ICE

Protesters are calling on the university to end a multimillion dollar contract with the agency.


A Peacock Found Wandering Around Cape Cod Is up for Adoption

The colorful bird is now in the care of the Animal Rescue League.


The Man Behind a Weird Explosion in East Boston Is Facing Charges

What, exactly, was going on in there?


Deeply Misguided #MeToo Joke Causes Uproar in Miss Massachusetts Pageant

Miss Plymouth County has left the organization after a tasteless joke about sexual harassment.


Trump Says He’d Offer Elizabeth Warren $1 Million to Take a DNA Test

He somehow also mocked #MeToo.


Tom Brady Saw a Bear

The GOAT had a wild encounter in Montana.


QUIZ: Name That Beach!

See if you can ID these iconic Massachusetts beaches.


An Absolutely Microscopic Violin for Alan Dershowitz

An invisible violin for the guy.


The Orange Line Train Rescue Is Both Inspiring and a Tragedy

The incident has gone viral.


The Company that Runs Blue Bikes in Boston Has Been Bought by Lyft

Motivate also runs Citi Bike and several other bike-sharing services.

Marijuana buds on white background with jar

What the Hell Happened to Legal Weed?

We could have seen pot shops open on July 1. Surprise, surprise: They did not.


BPD Commissioner William Evans Denies He’s Leaving

It would have been the second huge departure under Walsh in just a few days.


A Moveable "Parklet" Is Coming to Newbury Street This Summer

The first of its kind in Back Bay, it will take up two parking spaces at several locations.


Charlie Baker Just Signed Off on a $15 Minimum Wage

The so-called "grand bargain" is a long-sought, if imperfect, victory.