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Long Reads

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Can This Woman Bring Tourists Back to Boston?

Martha Sheridan had been in her dream job as the CEO of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau for exactly one year when she […]

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The Scandal Rocking Boston’s Ballet World

From the start, the allegations were ugly. In July 2021, the New York Times reported a bombshell lawsuit had been filed by a young Boston […]

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The Purpling of Massachusetts

In many ways, Daniele Lantagne of Somerville just might be the platonic ideal of a Massachusetts progressive. A Tufts University professor of community health, Lantagne’s […]

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Pushing 40, Step by (Anxiety- and Dread-Inducing) Step

My running sneakers are slapping the sidewalk, and “Hangin’ Tough” is pumping through my Apple earbuds. It’s not one of my favorite New Kids on […]

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The Last Days of Professor Donovan

It was like a voice from the grave. Members of the jury in the trial of John Donovan—Boston’s notorious former tech guru turned convicted liar—watched […]

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Why the Name “Beantown” Has to Go

As a proud Bostonian who cares deeply about our city’s future and its reputation, I’ve given a lot of thought to the moniker “Beantown.” When, […]

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My Round with Jack Nicholson at Brookline’s Country Club

There are few things in life I remember as vividly as the day Jack Nicholson took his shirt off in the middle of a golf […]

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Rise of the Cape Cod Vampire

The year was 1969 and Provincetown’s hippie scene was in full swing. Long-haired teenagers roamed the streets, strumming guitars and preaching peace and love. Tony […]

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It’s Not All about the Shoes

This is something of a strange question, so please bear with me, I tell Matt O’Toole, Reebok’s fit, athletic-looking president. An affable Midwest native with […]

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The Forgotten Legacy of Boston’s Historic Black Graveyard 

Entering the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground for the first time was an experience I’ll never forget. I walked up Snow Hill Street to the entrance […]

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What’s the Future of Galas in Boston?

Everyone probably remembers what they were doing when the pandemic started. For me, it was business as usual as Boston’s gala circuit began ramping up […]

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The Siege of I-95

It was 10 minutes past 1 a.m. on a rainy summer night in 2021 when Massachusetts State Police Trooper Ryan Casey saw a black Ford […]

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When Did Boston Become a Doodle Town?

What kind of dog is it? Caribbean reef walker. Puzzled look. It’s the official dog of Antigua. Still puzzled, but now there’s intrigue. See his […]


Let’s (Not) Talk About Sex

On a frigid January night, a group gathered on Zoom for a teacher-training seminar on Worcester Public Schools’ brand-new K–12 comprehensive sex education curriculum. Ziray […]

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If Somerville Doesn’t Look Good, He Doesn’t Look Good

The walls of the London hotel room felt like they were closing in around Elan Sassoon. Out of nowhere, shooting pains reverberated through his chest. […]