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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

Seriously, What Did Bernie and Warren Say to One Another after the Debate?

Video of their post-debate chat is worth a thousand questions.

Arts & Entertainment

Why There’s a Giant Egyptian Statue on City Hall Plaza

The 25-foot-tall figure is turning heads this week.

City Life

Things Are Looking Bleak for Alex Cora

The Astros are facing a severe punishment for sign-stealing in 2017, and it’s all downhill from here.

City Life

Michelle Carter’s Texting Suicide Case Went All the Way to the Supreme Court. Now It’s Over

The court decided against taking up the texting suicide case.


An Adorable (and Now Mega-Viral) Sleeping Beauty Proposal in Brookline Has Set the Bar Impossibly High

Can you top this Disney-themed stunt at the Coolidge Corner Theater? No. No, you cannot.

City Life

Thousands of Kids Have Tried to Get into the Encore with Fake IDs

It’s a constant battle to keep underage gamblers off the floor, officials say.

City Life

Someone Chucked a Spiked Seltzer at the Spurs Bench and the Celtics Are Pissed

Please don’t be this foolish at games thanks.

City Life

That’s a Wrap for Metro Boston, the Free Paper That Was so Much Fun until It Wasn’t

The city’s spunky free daily has finally croaked.

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City Life

A Wayfair Employee Says She Was Harassed by a Coworker, and Now She’s Suing

She accuses the company of ignoring her complaints, then retaliating.

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City Life

A New Orange Line Train Just Tiptoed Back onto the Tracks

They’re not taking the training wheels off just yet.

City Life

Is an Elizabeth Warren/Julián Castro Ticket in Our Future?

He endorsed the senator days after dropping out of the race.

City Life

Massachusetts Politicians: Sure, War Is Bad. But!

They condemn what Trump has done in Iran, but they’re hedging.

City Life

Tufts Will Flip the Script on Naming Rights, Link Its Brand to a New MBTA Stop

It’s buying the rights to a “Medford/Tufts” station on the Green Line.

City Life

Corey Lewandowski: I Would Have Won in New Hampshire but Am Dropping Out Anyway

Lewandowski is still “confident” he’d be elected Senator despite calling it quits.

City Life

He Died Guarding a Captured Slave in Boston. Does He Deserve a Memorial?

The U.S. Marshals Service honors the memory of a man who died on the job for a shameful cause.