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Does Anyone Else Feel like the Only Person Who Stayed inside All Summer?

Recently, I sat on a restaurant patio for a few hours with a friend, sipping lemonade and having a snack. It was a beautiful day, […]

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How a “Dunkies”-Toting Early Voter at Fenway Became an Instant Boston Star

Laura Eastaugh knew exactly what she was doing when she marched up to Fenway Park on Saturday, the first day of early voting at the […]

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7 News Anchor Alaina Pinto Says She Was Fired for Appearing in Hubie Halloween

If there’s one thing Massachusetts movie buffs love, it’s spotting all the local references and familiar locales that show up in the countless films based […]

Arts & Entertainment

Why Are So Many Scary Movies Set in New England?

As an avowed aficionado of horror films, I get a lot of interesting questions (and, sometimes, interesting looks) from friends. A few come up more […]

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Boston Is Among the Nation’s “Rattiest Cities,” and It’s Only Getting Rattier

One of the odder and least welcome side effects of the dramatic changes we’ve made to life in the COVID era has been Boston’s rat […]

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Bad News: Drought, Storms Could Wipe Out This Year’s New England Foliage

Don’t look now, but all those brightly colored leaves that popped up early this year, giving much of New England a premature dose of peak […]

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Let’s Just Stay in Daylight Saving Time Year-Round in Massachusetts

We’ve all managed to stave off some quarantine cabin fever by staying outside all summer long, but the extra layers and shorter late-afternoon walks are […]

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An Appliance Shortage Is Rattling Boston, and Me

Almost immediately after we moved back to our apartment this summer after quarantining in the ‘burbs, we had a problem: Our oven was on the […]

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Could There Be Buried Treasure underneath Boston?

Welcome to “One Last Question,” a series where research editor Matthew Reed Baker tackles your most Bostonian conundrums. Have a question? Email him at [email protected] Question: […]

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How Will Boston Cope if Trump Wins…Again?

With all due respect to FDR and the lives lost at Pearl Harbor, the day that will live in infamy, for me personally, is November […]

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Massachusetts Dems Spelled Their Own Name Wrong on Their Joe Biden Lawn Signs

When Jessy Han, a 19-year-old podcaster from Andover, saw that his local Democratic Town Committee had Biden/Harris lawn signs up for grabs, he was eager […]

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NECCO Wafers Are Back…On the List of Worst Halloween Candies

You would think that after a long and drawn-out dalliance on the brink of extinction, attitudes about the incorrectly maligned NECCO wafer would shift. There’s […]

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How to Disrupt the Whiteness of Boston Philanthropy, One Dollar at a Time

Quincy Miller is no stranger to community service. The president of Eastern Bank has given his time and expertise to organizations that help kids become […]

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Can the Duck Boats Recover from a Summer with No Tourism?

Usually, summer in Boston means turning the volume up on the city soundscape: Concerts and ballgame cheers flood Lansdowne, tourists ask for directions in every […]

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Behind the Byline with Rowan Jacobsen

Rowan Jacobsen is an award-winning science writer and Boston magazine contributor who often covers the relationship between food and the environment. But when he saw […]