Long Reads

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Spoiler Alert: Elizabeth Warren for President

Elizabeth Warren swears she’s not running for president. That may be true, but she’s sure doing a terrible job of it. The war for the soul of the Democratic Party is about to begin—right in our backyard.

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The Life in Our Stars

Cambridge scientists are leading the search for inhabitable (and maybe even inhabited) planets, and they hope to find one…in our lifetime.

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Boston George’s Big Score

A legendary drug dealer makes a play for the corporate-speaking racket.

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The Education of Daunasia Yancey

She’s young, black, female, gay—and ready for her mug shot. Meet the new face of Boston’s civil rights movement.

Restaurants

Ioannis Miaoulis Wants to Get You Hooked on Science

We spent the day with the president of the Museum of Science as he threw one of his no-holds-barred dinner parties and shared a grand vision for turning the museum into a global food hub.

Restaurants

Wasted: How the Craft-Beer Movement Abandoned Jim Koch

How the craft-beer movement abandoned Jim Koch (and his beloved Sam Adams).

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Boston Isn’t Strong. Boston Is Scared Sh*tless.

So says journalist Russ Baker, who thinks we’ve got the marathon bombings all wrong.

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Would You Let This Boy Play Football?

With all the news about concussions and football, I assumed I’d never let my kids play. But when they finally asked, saying no was harder than I’d thought.

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The End of the Anthropocene

What do you do when you’re over 80 and still at the top of your game? If you’re the famed naturalist E. O. Wilson, you discover something you’ve never had before: a circle of friends.

Wellness

This Guy Got 200,000 Women Knocked Up*

*Paris Wallace claims that his Boston-based startup Ovuline has helped thousands of women conceive with the help of its fertility app. And I want to be next.

Home & Property

Steven Samuels Is Fenway’s Man with the Golden Charm

How developer Steven Samuels transformed the Fenway from a dump into a destination.

Style

Stumbling Down the Runway

Now in its 20th year, the woefully inept Boston Fashion Week could use a serious makeover.

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Inside the Mind of a Killer

On the night of the Boston Marathon attacks, Tamerlan Tsarnaev watched his handiwork on television—and laughed.

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Mother of Merci

After her father was murdered, Nixia came to Boston from Honduras in search of a better life for her children. But she had to leave one of them behind.

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Machine Man: Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks has spent his life creating intelligent machines that do our bidding. Some people, however, worry that robots like his will eventually supplant the human workforce. He has a different fear: that in the future, there won’t be enough robots.