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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

Happy Green Line Extension Day, Everyone!

The GLX has arrived, and we’re treating it like the party it is.

City Life

How to Beat Traffic (Sort of?) in Boston in This Phase of the Pandemic

Follow the science.

City Life

Ed Markey’s Daylight Saving Time Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Timekeeping can, after all, be whatever we want it to be.

Arts & Entertainment

First Look: What to Expect at the Brand-New Roadrunner Music Venue

Boston’s newest live event space opens this week.

City Life

The “Palm-Size Invasive Spiders” Headed to Massachusetts Are No Big Deal

Rest assured the huge spiders’ fangs are pretty small!

City Life

New England Apparently Can’t Stop Cheating at Wordle

Straight to jail.

City Life

The Death Penalty, Again, for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

The Supreme Court ruling is in. But the whole truth about the Tsarnaevs’ past remains elusive.

City Life

Masks Come Off in Boston on Saturday. Isn’t That Nice??

It’s a very welcome sign of how far the city has come on various pandemic metrics.

Seth Meyers
City Life

The Boston Accent Is America’s Most Annoying, Says Annoying Survey

Here we go again!


Will Expanded Outdoor Dining Return to the North End in April? It’s Too Soon to Say

Patios will make a comeback in Boston on April 1, but one neighborhood’s future is uncertain.

City Life

70 Degrees and a Winter Storm Watch? In New England, Yes

The bizarre one-two punch is par for the course up here.

City Life

Ed Kane Just Wants To Have Fun (Right?)

Inside the world of Boston’s King of the night.

City Life

Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Will Be Back to Its Former Glory in 2022

Brace yourselves.

City Life

Please Don’t Put a Mask in the Boston Time Capsule

We’re better than this.

City Life

Massachusetts Mask and Vax Mandates: A (Temporarily Accurate) Guide

Where they are, where they aren’t, and when they (might) end.