Long Reads

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Donald Trump and the Plight of L.L. Bean

A presidential tweet. Boycotts. Buyouts. 2017 is off to a rocky start for New England’s most iconic brand. Can new CEO Stephen Smith help his company get back on the right trail?

Boston Is a Shooters’ Paradise

More than 96 percent of gunmen involved in non-fatal shootings are never arrested in Boston. The cops know it—but will they do anything about it?

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Les Otten’s Last Resort

Once upon a time, Les Otten saved Fenway Park. Now the former Red Sox co-owner is facing an even steeper challenge: spending more than $150 million to turn a derelict ski resort into the largest retreat for the wealthy New England has ever seen.

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The Death I Want

Why I’m suing Massachusetts for the right to die on my own terms.

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Who’s Afraid of Marty Walsh?

After three years in office, the mayor has had nearly as many setbacks as successes. So why doesn’t anyone have the guts to run against him as he seeks reelection this year?