Boston Magazine

19 articles
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The Sex Machine

The rise of the king of American swingers.

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Hook, Line, and Sinker

A treasure hunter found the world’s richest shipwreck off the coast of Cape Cod. Or at least that’s what he told his investors.

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Blowhards

Inside the cutthroat world of competitive bagpiping.

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Game of Fear

A man felt wronged by his ex-girlfriend, a video game designer. So he published a 9,425-word online screed with "each component designed to be as damaging to [her] as possible." It sparked the online fire known as "Gamergate."
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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.