Long Reads

News

The Tao of Scott Zolak

Beers, balls, a Beetle, and Brady, baby: How Scott Zolak went from Pats backup to the best seat in the house.

News

Buying the Farm on Martha’s Vineyard

As a Vineyard nonprofit grows, critics fear it will compete with the farmers it was formed to protect.

News

The Murder in Exam Room 15

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?

News

Pedro Martinez’s Greatest Game

A look back at when Pedro Martinez shocked the world with a comeback that lives for the ages.

News

Spoiled Rotten

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?

News

Big Mother

A wave of new technology now lets you oversee your kids’ ­every move. Which raises the question: Do you really want to oversee your kids’ every move?

News

Does Boothbay Have a Vodka Problem?

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.

Arts & Entertainment

There Is No “I” in Theater

Can a single theater spur a citywide debate about race, gender, and class? David Dower is betting his career—and the future of ArtsEmerson—that it can.

News

How Boston’s Olympic Dreams Flamed Out

In four short months, construction magnate John Fish went from Olympics hero to sitting on the sidelines. The inside story of how it all fell apart so quickly.

News

The Shande of Sharon

The long, strange tale of how a fateful encounter and a shameful secret ruined Rabbi Barry Starr.

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Barbara Lee: Wonder Woman

Barbara Lee has ­wagered her fortune on building the ICA and getting a woman elected to the White House. Will this finally be her year?

News

Game of Fear

Zoe Quinn’s ex-boyfriend was obsessed with destroying her reputation—and thousands of online strangers were eager to help.

Home & Property

Why Is Boston So Ugly?

How we built the most mediocre architecture in history, and how we’re going to fix it.

Wellness

The Big Chill

Are egg-freezing parties the new way to have it all, or simply more biological-clock fear-mongering?

Wellness

The Day My Mother Became a Stranger

After a sudden aneurysm, Ethan Gilsdorf’s mother was transformed. Almost 37 years later, the author searches for answers.