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Memories From The Lockdown Boston

Memories From The Lockdown

By Leah Hager Cohen

During the manhunt for the Marathon bombing suspects, people in and around Boston were told to “shelter in place.” Leah Hager Cohen recalls the strangeness of it all.

The Things I Noticed Boston

The Things I Noticed

By John D. Spooner

I have always believed in paying attention to the people around me — in looking for trends and insights into character and behavior.

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Why The Olympics Left Me Cold Sports

Why The Olympics Left Me Cold

By Carey Goldberg

I’m just missing the gene that allows me to derive meaning from sports, whether it’s Olympic figure skating, or even — dare I say it? — Red Sox baseball.

The City-State Of Boston Boston

The City-State Of Boston

By Jack Cheng

You can’t take the region away from the city. And you can’t take the city away from the region.

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The Buddha Wears Prada: A Protest Against MFA Ads Boston

The Buddha Wears Prada: A Protest Against MFA Ads

By Lynda Morgenroth

I’ve been trying to get used to the flashy, splashy ads of luxury goods in the MFA members’ magazine. It’s not working. I cannot believe that what the museum rakes in from these ads justifies the discord.

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Boston Boy Sings ‘I Love New York’ Sports

Boston Boy Sings ‘I Love New York’

By Ed Siegel

If you enjoy great athletes performing at the top of their abilities and under clutch circumstances, Ed Siegel says, you have to love the Yankees.

Bricks To Brutalism To … Bland Arts

Bricks To Brutalism To … Bland

By Renée Loth

Historic Boston was built of brick, a legacy that gave way in the ’60s to the so-called Brutalist style – and now to big, boring boxes. But, Renee Loth wonders, is there a better way?

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