Boston Magazine

15 articles
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The Monster Next Door

Beatrice Munyenyezi told her New Hampshire neighbors that she was refugee from the Rwandan genocide. Half of that was true.

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The Ballad of Buddy

Buddy Cianci, former Providence mayor and convicted felon, is running for the city’s top office. Again.

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The Murders Before the Marathon

A triple homicide, the alleged involvement of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect, and those caught up in the FBI’s ongoing investigation.

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Losing Aaron

Aaron Swartz, MIT and a father’s search for justice.

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Naked Joe

In 1913, Joe Knowles became a media sensation after fleeing into the Maine woods wearing nothing but a jockstrap. Two months and one bear-clubbing incident later, the “Nature Man” returned to civilization as a hero. But was it all hoax?

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Back to the Grind

A coffee maven—and Frappuccino inventor—attempts a comeback in the cafe business.

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Pregnant Pause?

On drinking alcohol while pregnant.

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Resurrection

Becoming a priest in Boston amidst a sex abuse scandal and church closings.

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The Shocking Truth

The story of a device that delivers electric shocks to students at a school for special needs.

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The Loved One

In the late 90s, an American man adopted a 5-year-old from the Ukraine. A decade later, one of the two would be accused of molesting young boys. The other would be charged with murder.

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End Game

How Curt Schilling’s video-game company went bust.

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The Audition

On trying out for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.