Long Reads

Arts & Entertainment

The Cheers Conspiracy

Before there was the place where everybody knows your name, there was the eerily similar Park St. Under. Was it the basis for the most famous TV show about Boston ever made?


Is Harvard Broken?

The soul of the university is up for grabs as it faces questions about student life, PC culture, and how to manage its gazillion-dollar endowment.


Koh, What a Life

Andover. The Ivy League. Mayor Marty Walsh’s number two. Is there anything Dan Koh can’t do? Now that he’s running for Congress, we’re about to find out.


Aw, Rats! Boston’s Rats Are in Charge. We Just Live Here.

They nest in our homes. They breed faster than rabbits. Make no mistake: Boston’s rats are in charge. We just live here.


Talk of the Town

If you’re not on with Eagan and Braude, you’re no one in this city. How WGBH’s dynamic radio duo became the only voices that matter.


The Billion-Dollar Travel Agent

Tech wizard Paul English wrestled with bipolar disorder, cofounded Kayak, and transformed the way we travel. Now that he’s sold the billion-dollar business, everyone wants to know: Can he do it again?


How Far Would You Go to Save Your Little Girl?

An Ipswich family’s quest to invent a cure for their youngest daughter’s rare genetic disorder.


The Subtle Art of Being Ernie Boch Jr.

The auto tycoon and Trump supporter wants to save the arts in Boston—he thinks.


Shot in the Dark

One local drug company is trying to end the opioid crisis with a single shot. But is the cure all it’s cracked up to be?


Inside the Secret Lives of Massachusetts Gun Owners

Inside the secret lives of Massachusetts gun owners.


Is Ed Markey Really the Best We Can Do?

Or in a political world gone mad, is Massachusetts’ other senator the only one in Washington who still knows the art of the deal?


Framingham Election: It’s a Mad, Mad Race

Update: The results of the preliminary election, which narrowed the field of mayoral candidates to two, are in. “Scene of the crime” isn’t exactly what comes […]


Brian Lesser: The (Almost) Silent Partner

Brian Lesser is the man behind many of Boston’s hottest restaurants. So why haven’t you heard of him?


Looking for the Last of the Power Lunchers

Herb Chambers. Robert Kraft. John Kerry. Once upon a time, Boston’s biggest names stoked relationships and egos over boozy midday meals at Davio’s and the Bristol. Not so much any more. Are the city’s power lunchers gone forever, or just sipping fruit smoothies at Google?


Barre Fight in Boston

Barre, the hottest boutique-fitness craze in Boston, is also the most hotly contested, pitting purists against those with a more freewheeling approach. Can guru Andrea Lucas keep the local workout community from tearing itself apart?