Long Reads

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The Odd Couple: Stan Rosenberg and Robert DeLeo

Under the Golden Dome, House Speaker Robert DeLeo is consolidating power the old-fashioned way, while new Senate President Stan Rosenberg is practically giving it away in the halls. Will they drive each other nuts?

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Is Boston Ready for Nick Varano?

With his new restaurant, Strip, bon vivant Nick Varano is taking his fabulous show straight into the heart of Boston.

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The Greatest Game You’ve Never Seen

How did a sleepy academy in a rural New England town spawn the best high school basketball team in the country?

Home & Property

Not in Newton’s Back Yard: Affordable Housing in Newton

Well-heeled progressives champion liberal ideals, including housing the homeless. Just don’t try it in their neighborhood.

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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.