Long Reads

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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?

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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 […]

Restaurants

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?

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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?

Wellness

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?

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In Praise of Mediocre Kids

Not every child is destined to be an Olympic athlete, a music virtuoso, or a Rhodes Scholar…why can’t we just accept that?

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How Reverend Mariama White-Hammond Is Bridging Boston’s Racial Divide

The Reverend Mariama White-Hammond grew up straddling Boston’s racial divide. Now, she’s hoping an environmental crisis can bring us all together.

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Chasing the Midnight Ghost

On an overcast day in 1927, two French pilots set off across the Atlantic Ocean all but destined to beat Charles Lindbergh in a race between New York and Paris. Then they disappeared. Now, 90 years later, has one man finally found history’s most mythic missing plane buried in New England?

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Vineyard Vines: Paradise for Sale

How two manhattan suits stole the soul of New England and turned Vineyard Vines into a billion-dollar empire.

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Boston Has Eliminated Sexism in the Workplace. Right?

Not even close. Local women open up about the hurdles, barriers, and empty gestures in America’s most progressive state.

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Shiva Ayyadurai: The Shock Candidate

The man who claims to have invented email turned from liberal activist at MIT to right-wing candidate against Elizabeth Warren. But what is he really trying to win?

Arts & Entertainment

Fizzle Go the Boston Pops

With sponsors bailing out and CBS signing off, Boston’s most rousing Fourth of July export has fallen off the national stage. After nearly 25 years, does its boy-wonder conductor, once the talk of the town, still have the spark to bring it back to life?

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Beverly Farms’ Parade of Horribles

The Fourth of July tradition is disgusting, juvenile, offensive, petty, and stupid. And maybe more important than ever.

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Welcome to Ganjachusetts

Smell that? It’s the scent of money. Now that recreational pot has been legalized, entrepreneurs are on the brink of a billion-dollar green rush—that is, if bureaucratic fumbling and political infighting don’t ruin the high.

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Scene of the Crime

In the upscale suburb of Lynnfield, a neighbor rented his house for the night to a group of strangers. It ended in the worst possible way.