Long Reads

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In with the New

For generations, if you wanted others to know you’d made it in this town, you decorated in the stuffy Brahmin style. Not anymore.

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Why Parking in Boston Should Be More Expensive

Parking in Boston seems pricey. It’s not, and we need to make it more expensive.

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Boston Is Neglecting Its Historic Attractions

Preserving our heritage makes not just cultural but economic sense. So why aren’t we doing it better?

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A Mass Revolt Against Mitt Romney in Massachusetts

Why former Governor Mitt Romney’s unpopularity in Massachusetts could spell doom for his presidential campaign.

Lost in the Weeds

According to the polls, Massachusetts voters are going to overwhelmingly approve a ballot initiative next month that legalizes medical marijuana. That should be good news for someone like me, who’s spent half his life smoking pot. So why am I feeling so uneasy?

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Public Art in Boston? Nothing to See Here

Enough already with Boston’s boring, old and stodgy public art.

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Boston’s Smug Index

Boston prides itself on being a haven of high-minded thinking, something that’s also made us insufferable.

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With EdX, School’s Out—Forever

A new online education program from Harvard and MIT is poised to transform what it means to go to college.

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Attack of the 50-Foot Feminist Agenda

Angry, radical men’s groups believe males are being victimized by out-of-control judges and politicians.

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Jackie Fraser-Swan: The Girl with the Chanel Tattoo

Is East Bridgewater mom Jackie Fraser-Swan the fashion world’s next big thing?

Scott Brown

Scott Brown: Way More Mr. Nice Guy

Can Scott Brown convince Massachusetts voters to return him to the U.S. Senate just because he’s a good man?

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren: Stumped

Elizabeth Warren was supposed to be the one Democrat tough enough to evict Scott Brown from the U.S. Senate. Then she started campaigning.

Sage Christensen

Sage Christensen, The Loved One

In 2002, an Amherst principal is accused of making sexual comments to a student, and loses custody of his adopted son. Nine years later, a man is killed on a Beverly playground. Are the events connected by an awful secret?

End Game

End Game: Curt Schilling and the Destruction of 38 Studios

Inside the destruction of Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios.

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Mike Tetreault’s BSO Audition

Mike Tetreault has spent an entire year preparing obsessively for this moment. A flawless performance and he could join one of the world’s most renowned orchestras.