The Briefing

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Seaport

Why Isn’t Boston a More Popular Convention Destination?

On any given winter night, the streets around the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the Seaport are dotted with a few stray souls scurrying […]


Donut Break Our Hearts, Dunkin’

Picture this: Early one morning, you’re walking to grab your coffee, maybe an iced regular with one milk, one sugar. You round the corner, and […]


Is Boston’s Real Estate Bubble Unpoppable?

Interest rates are rising and housing markets all over the country are slowing down. But does any of that matter here?


Why Is It So Hard to Get a Doctor’s Appointment in Boston?

You can’t throw a stethoscope here without hitting a world-class physician. So why is it so hard to get an appointment?


Has Boston’s Nightlife Gone Vegas, Baby?

Why the City That Definitely Sleeps is fast becoming a high-rollers’ club town.


Why Are Boston’s Sports More Important Than Our Arts?

In the City of Champions, culture is sliding into last place. Here’s what we need to do to make a comeback.


Boston’s War on Fun

C’mon, everyone—it’s time to loosen up and embrace the World Cup.


What Would You Pay to Fix Boston Traffic?

Why raising the gas tax could ease the worst part about living in Boston—the traffic.


Why Is Boston Common So… Common?

Virtually unchanged since the days of Paul Revere, America’s oldest park isn’t living up to its potential. Will the city finally bring it back to life?


Why Is Good Help So Hard to Find in Boston?

Plumbers, carpenters, and electricians are Boston’s hottest commodities. But good luck getting one to fix your home.


Should Boston Stop Using Cash?

It’s dirty, annoying, and legally required. But in today’s local economy, is cold, hard cash doing more harm than good?


Boston’s Drinking Problem

Craft breweries keep popping up across the city—but is the beer bubble about to burst?


Why Boston Can Afford to Play Hard to Get in the Competition for Amazon’s HQ2

In the competition for Amazon’s new HQ2, Boston can afford to play hard to get.


Why Are Boston’s Nurses So Damn Angry?

Boston leads the world when it comes to healthcare. So why are our caregivers so damn angry?


Sell the State House

It’s high time we auctioned off the golden dome on Beacon Hill.