Long Reads

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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.

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Can Linda Henry Save the Boston Globe?

She’s on a mission to save the hometown newspaper. Let’s hope it works—for all our sakes.

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The Absolutely Fabulous, Likable, Shareable, and Altogether Baffling World of the Hess Twins

(And their number one fan, Bill Belichick.)

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The Future of Boston Harbor Cruises

Alison Nolan is the future of Boston’s waterfront. (So long as lawsuits, competitors, and city planners don’t sink her, that is.)

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Boston Traffic Sucks—Here’s How to Fix It

Boston’s highways are stressful, infuriating, and among the most congested in the world. But everything you thought you knew about traffic—and how to fix it—is wrong.

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Binge Watching Is Over. Get Ready for Speed Watching.

A report from the trenches of the campaign to cram more TV into your brain.