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It’s Too Easy Being Green

With Boston in the midst of a park-building binge that has no end in sight, two questions arise: How much grass is enough? And can we pave over the Kennedy Greenway yet?

Meet the New Boss(es)

It’s called workplace democracy, and at the local companies leading the movement, employees can set their own pay, veto new projects—even demote the chief exec. But as some are finding, that’s still not always enough to make coworkers get along.

They’re Baaaaaack!

Boston’s fast-expanding colleges and universities are supposed to be one of the things that make the place special. So why are they letting their coddled students drain the lifeblood out of this town?

…And Now a Few Words from the Hosts

They have well-earned reputations as two of the toughest interviewers in town. Both celebrate big milestones this year. And as we found out, Emily Rooney and Jim Braude prove just as provocative when they’re the ones fielding the questions.

My Friend, the Planet Wrecker

In the local world of hard-core Hummer devotees, Manny MacMillan is a bona fide celebrity. To me—a Jetta-owning, enlightened SUV-hater—he’s also a reminder that none of us really are what we drive.

Dispatches from the Next Tech Gold Rush

Biotech gets all the hype. Until not so long ago, Silicon Valley was getting all the money. Now local high-tech entrepreneurs are forging a quiet resurgence—and might just transform the Hub in the bargain.

Collision Course

Liko Kenney came from a fiercely free-spirited New Hampshire clan that produced skier Bode Miller and ran the popular Tamarack Tennis Camp on its backwoods compound. Bruce McKay was a hard-nosed cop who felt people needed to be taught to follow the rules. In the end, their final confrontation was as shocking as it was inevitable.

Smut for Sophisticates

Publishing entrepreneurs Holly Schmidt and Allan Penn are betting there’s an untapped market for sex books that appeal to the kinds of brainy readers who don’t normally buy sex books. Barnes & Noble is betting they’re right.

Majoring in Power Struggles

UMass chairman Stephen Tocco’s plan for fixing the school deserves a better hearing than it’s received. But then, where our public university is concerned, politics always trumps common sense.

Death Before Yielding

Renewed efforts to ease the age-old blood feud among Boston’s drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians blow right past a key question: What if, deep down, we kind of enjoy the madness that transpires on our roads every day?

The Entitlement Slayers

D. A. Hayden and Michael Wilder say they have the cure for the inflated self-regard and general cluelessness today’s young workers bring to the business world. A word to parents and prospective clients: This brand of advice isn’t for the meek.

The Rag That Would Save Newspapers

Our new daily, BostonNow, is easy to poke fun at. But the ideas it’s built on just might be what the foundering news business needs.

The Maestro to the Rescue

The Boston Pops’ Fourth of July fireworks spectacular keeps getting more horrifyingly trashy with each passing year. And James Levine is the only man who can stop it.

The Life of the Party

If you want to mingle with the crème de la crème at one of James Mitchell’s parties, you have to measure up to the host’s […]