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.


On Instagram, Tom Brady and Gronk Let the Win Speak for Itself

No commentary needed.


The Boston Women’s March Returns on Saturday, Starring Ayanna Pressley

It kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m.


$28 Million Is an Uncommon Opportunity for America’s First Park

Mayor Walsh just announced a master plan process for the money from a skyscraper deal.


Prepare to Be Snowed In

The latest on how this weekend’s snow storm will hit Boston.


Finally, Snow! Forecasters Say a Whole Lot of It Is Coming Saturday

As much as a foot could fall in Boston this weekend.


Top Mass. Lawmaker Accused of Groping a Female Colleague

State Rep. Paul McMurtry allegedly grabbed a woman’s behind at an event.


"Self-Driving Grocery Stores?"

Stop & Shop says they’re coming to Greater Boston this year, but are they street legal?


"A Blizzard of Prescriptions": What Healey’s OxyContin Lawsuit Reveals

New documents show how Connecticut drug maker Purdue Pharma pushed its powerful opioid.


Hampshire College Says It’s Looking to Merge

The storied and famously weird institution is the latest liberal arts school to face financial problems.

Arts & Entertainment

Yayoi Kusama, Instagram’s Favorite Artist, Will Be Featured at ICA Boston

An Infinity Mirror Room, called LOVE IS CALLING, arrives here this fall.


Stephen King and His Readers "Saved the Day" for the Portland Press Herald

After the paper cut its book reviews, the author led a push to buy subscriptions.


A New Trump Tweet about Elizabeth Warren Triples Down

This time with more ethnic insults.


Timeline: The Great Boston Molasses Flood

How it all went down.


Anarchists, Horses, Heroes: 12 Things You Didn’t Know about the Great Boston Molasses Flood

The weirder and more notable aspects of the disaster, via Dark Tide author Stephen Puleo.

Arts & Entertainment

The Boston Molasses Flood in Pop Culture

The disaster lives on in film, books, and Drunk History.