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Thomas Stackpole

Senior Editor at Boston Magazine

City Life

How to Put the Social in Social Distancing

There are plenty of ways to have fun and maintain friendships without sharing space.

City Life

What’s the Point of St. Patrick’s Day?

It’s the most Boston holiday there is. But what are we really supposed to be celebrating?


Boston Traveler: Washington, DC

Forget politics—from live music to cherry blossoms, the capital is at its peak this month.

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Who Gets to Fake the Boston Accent?

There are rules.

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Boston’s Middle Class Is Doomed

Admitting there’s a problem is the first step toward fixing it—if the residents actually want to, that is.


The New King of Clubs

Think Boston’s stodgy old world of private clubs won’t ever change? Clearly, you haven’t been to Marty Meehan’s UMass Club.

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A Year in Review: The Most Memorable Stories of 2019

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Winter Is Good, You Cowards

Yes, it’s cold out. No, that’s not terrible.

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Is Emerson College the Smartest Developer in Town?

As the school wraps up a massive facelift on the Common, it just may have cracked the secret to building in Boston.

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The Interview: Enes Kanter

The new Celtics center and Turkish human rights defender opens up about balancing basketball and activism, what Boston has over New York, and hanging with his favorite Wahlberg.

Home & Property

Hot Take: Time for a Tenant’s Bill of Rights?

Renting in Boston is miserable—but it doesn’t have to be this way.


How to Sail like a New Englander

41 tips and tricks to take you from a hopeless beginner to a salty dog.

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Arts & Entertainment

How a Founder of the MIT Blackjack Team Got Rich Beating Casinos

You too can win millions counting cards. Probably.

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Feeling Lucky?

Gambling fever has struck Massachusetts. Here’s where to get in on all of the action.

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It’s Time to Rethink Nuclear

Nuclear power plants promise to be safer, cheaper, and more efficient. So why don’t we build more?