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Tom McGrath

Tom McGrath, Chief Content and Strategy Officer of MetroCorp

Tom McGrath is the Chief Content and Strategy Officer of MetroCorp, publisher of Boston and Philadelphia magazines. McGrath was previously the editor-in-chief of Philadelphia magazine.

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How Yuppies Are the Patron Saints of Modern-Day Boston

How hoity-toity ‘young urban professionals’ from 1980s created the city as we know it.

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In Defense of Public Libraries

In the age of book bans and digital technology, a case for why we should love libraries now more than ever.

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It’s Not All about the Shoes

What do we buy when we purchase a pair of sneakers? With an innovative new owner and a very 21st-century way of doing business, iconic brand Reebok—darling of ’80s yuppies and ’90s NBA stars—is hoping it knows the answer.

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The Death of the Office Friendship

No more laughs around the water cooler. No more lunchtime gossip. Why a generation of Bostonians is doomed to drink alone after work.

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This Man Created a Monster

Thirty years ago, MIT professor Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and altered the course of human history. Now, in the face of misinformation, malicious behavior, and the exploitation of personal data online, he’s determined to slay the beast it has become.

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RebelZ with a Cause

We gave them climate change, Donald Trump, and social media. Now Generation Z is scared, angry, hyperconnected—and ready to take over Boston politics before they’re even old enough to vote.

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Charlie Baker: Leadership, Lessons Learned, and What Lies Ahead

After 13 months of managing the COVID crisis, the governor opens up about “one of the most difficult things” he’s ever been through.

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The Adult in the Room

Massachusetts Congresswoman Katherine Clark—one of the most powerful people on Capitol Hill—is competent, reliable, and, yes, maybe even a little bit boring.

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D. Herbert Lipson, Owner of Boston and Philadelphia Magazines, Passes Away at Age 88

Our outspoken and hard-charging owner, a city magazine pioneer, passed away Christmas morning after a brief illness.

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Welcome to the New Bostonmagazine.com

It was time for a redesign.

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Introducing: Boston Sunday

Our new weekly digest of great reads and timely stories for the week ahead.