Boston Magazine’s Most Popular Long Reads of 2015
For those who think a 500-word blog post is “TL;DR,” this one probably isn’t for you. But for readers who are readying themselves for a nice long winter break and some good reads to fill the void, consider this, a list of some of our most-read long reads of 2015.
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What if a stalker had an army? Zoe Quinn’s ex-boyfriend was obsessed with destroying her reputation—and thousands of online strangers were eager to help.
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How the craft-beer movement abandoned Jim Koch (and his beloved Sam Adams).
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Beatrice Munyenyezi claimed she was a refugee from the Rwandan genocide. Federal agent Brian Andersen suspected she was someone far more sinister.
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We’re lavishing our kids with unwarranted praise, trying to be their BFFs instead of their parents, and giving them anything they ask for. Where have we gone wrong?
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More and more of Boston’s smartest families are opting out of the education system to homeschool their children. Is this the new model for creating elite kids?
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The untold story of how Van Morrison fled record-industry thugs, hid out in Boston, and wrote one of rock’s greatest albums.
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He expected doctors to perform a miracle. When they couldn’t, he sought revenge at the Brigham. Are hospitals the new front line in the escalating battle between patients and healthcare?
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He has billions of dollars, the winningest NFL team this millennium, and a reputation for boundless generosity. So why is Robert Kraft so desperate for our attention?
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Booze king Paul Coulombe wants to upgrade a coastal Maine town into a luxury destination. He says he just wants to save a dying hamlet. But his neighbors think he’s putting them on the road to ruin.
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How did a sleepy academy in a rural New England town spawn the best high school basketball team in the country?
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After 25 years of fighting a losing war on drugs, Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello finally had enough. To save lives, he took matters into his own hands.
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On the road, down the bottle, and across the border with Boston’s greatest competitive bagpipe band.
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