Boston Magazine

13 articles
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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.

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Injustice for All

John MacNeil was convicted by the state of Massachusetts of second-degree murder. He was given a life sentence. He escaped. He was caught. Through an incredible feat of jailhouse lawyering, he somehow got himself paroled and exiled to Canada. Then he came home.

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Return to Sender

Shiva Ayyadurai told the world he invented email. Not everyone agreed.

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Boy Crazy

The rise and fall of NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association), from its 1970s founding as a splinter group within the gay rights movement to its current incarnation as the most reviled organization in America.