Long Reads


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?


How Liberal Professors Are Ruining College

Liberal professors in New England outnumber conservatives 28 to 1. Why that’s bad for everyone.

Arts & Entertainment

Home Is Where the Bosstones Are

My life listening to Boston’s quintessential band.


Will Daycare Turn Your Kid into an Aggressive Little Monster?

If you’re wondering whether daycare might turn your kid into an aggressive little monster, you’re not alone.


The World v. Alan Dershowitz

The Harvard Law School legend has defended everyone from O.J. Simpson to Claus von Bülow. Now he’s facing his toughest case yet: his own.


I Wanted Eternal Life

One night this past summer, I decided I didn’t want to die. Don’t worry. I’m not infected with a deadly pathogen, and as far as […]


Christopher Kimball: Bow Ties, Recipes, and Lawsuits

For Christopher Kimball, life after America’s Test Kitchen is no piece of cake.


Boston Has Become a City Without Children

Who needs those pesky strollers on the T? Turns out, we all do.


Isaiah Thomas: The Biggest Little Man in Boston

This season, the Celtics’ best player is also the shortest guy in the NBA. It just might be crazy enough to work.


The Boss: Sean O’Brien and the Teamsters Attempt an Extreme Makeover

But will the union boss bring down Mayor Walsh along the way?