Long Reads

Home & Property

The Future Is Brighton

New Balance has nearly single-handedly changed the face of Brighton. Now, if only others would follow in its footsteps.


Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Terrorist. Murderer. Federal Informant?

Not long after Tsarnaev bombed the Boston Marathon, investigative reporter Michele McPhee went looking for answers. What she discovered might just change how you think about our government and law enforcement forever.


Why Is Elizabeth Warren So Hard to Love?

With her populist proposals and fierce criticism of President Donald Trump, Senator Elizabeth Warren has become the new face of the Democratic Party and a favorite for the 2020 presidential race. So why are so many Massachusetts voters souring on her?


Let’s Dismantle the Massachusetts House of Representatives

A not-so-modest proposal for dismantling our 304-year-old House of Representatives.


Why Cancer Is Killing Boston’s Firefighters

Why cancer is killing our city’s rescuers.


In the Red Sox We Trust?

The Sox will probably break your heart, but there are still plenty of reasons to believe.


How We Became Me

America was built on shared experiences, not solitary enterprises. After the most divisive election in the country’s history, is there any way back to E pluribus unum again?


Donald Trump and the Plight of L.L. Bean

A presidential tweet. Boycotts. Buyouts. 2017 is off to a rocky start for New England’s most iconic brand. Can new CEO Stephen Smith help his company get back on the right trail?

Arts & Entertainment

The Life and Death and Rebirth of Boston’s Counterculture

How the city lost its underground cool—and might just get it back.


Boston Is a Shooters’ Paradise

More than 96 percent of gunmen involved in non-fatal shootings are never arrested in Boston. The cops know it—but will they do anything about it?


Parenting in the Age of Donald Trump

White supremacy wasn’t something I thought I’d have to talk to my kids about. Then Donald Trump got elected.


How the Harvard Kennedy School Abandoned America

And just when we need it most.


Les Otten’s Last Resort

Once upon a time, Les Otten saved Fenway Park. Now the former Red Sox co-owner is facing an even steeper challenge: turning a derelict ski resort into the largest retreat for the wealthy New England has ever seen.


The Death I Want

Why I’m suing Massachusetts for the right to die on my own terms.


Who’s Afraid of Marty Walsh?

After three years in office, the mayor has had nearly as many setbacks as successes. So why doesn’t anyone have the guts to run against him as he seeks reelection this year?