Restart: The future of the Marathon
After the recent events, what will the future of the Boston Marathon look like?
Boston Marathon tragedy: The week we’ll never forget
Neil Swidey reflects on a city’s return to something like normalcy
Greetings from Gun Valley
Booming sales. Good-paying factory jobs. Tax breaks for employers. With little fanfare, firearms manufacturing is thriving in our blue, blue state.
Azores, a perfect destination for Boston travelers
A four-hour direct flight from Boston brings you to this string of volcanic islands, and transports you to an altogether other world.
How to talk (really talk) to your kids
How smartphones, family dinners, and admitting you don’t know everything can help you connect.
2012 Bostonians of the Year: Raisman and Harrison
US women snared more gold medals than the entire squads of all but two countries at the Olympics, led by two of our own.
The New Eavesdroppers
Their algorithms collect and decode the context of all your tweets and Facebook posts -- and everybody else's. Their work could change the face of TV, politics and a whole lot more.
The PANDAS puzzle: Can a common infection cause OCD in kids?
A medical mystery that has families in crisis.
The End of Romney's Run
The candidate’s strength was also his undoing.
The self-promoting, fan-financed, go-it-alone star
How Louis C.K., Matt Nathanson, Amanda Palmer and other artists are seizing control and rocking the entertainment world
N.Y. vs. Boston: The endgame
They’ve dwarfed us in size, eclipsed us in culture, and dominated us on the diamond. And now they’re coming for the one thing we have left: our smarts.
What does it take to become a Disney star?
Why so many kids have come to expect fame, and what parents need to know about the sometimes treacherous world of searching for stardom.
What if the lights go out?
In our wired society, surviving even a day without electricity can be a hardship
(Just ask the nearly 2 million of us who lost it last October). But thanks to the
combination of freak storms and a groaning grid, darker days may still be ahead.
The Romney Files
Stories on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
PolitiFact explores the genesis of the Seamus story, and a NYT columnist's obsession with it: Read more
The Story That Continues to Dog Romney Neil sits down with NPR host Bob Garfield to discuss the story that won't go away Listen to the NPR interview
THE 9/11 LEGACY
The Big Uneasy
A reporter remembers the terrible feeling that separated 9/11 from other tragedies
LATEST BOOK NEWS
The Assist honored by Iowa High School Book Awards 2011-2012 Read more
The Assist named a finalist for the Rosie Award, Indiana's high school book award. Read more
Boston Latin Academy selects The Assist as its 2011 Common Reading Book. Read more
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...
Updating our most memorable Boston Globe Magazine cover stories.
-Now in paperback, with new Epilogue
-A Washington Post Best Book of 2008
-A Boston Globe Bestseller
-Neil a coauthor of new Kennedy bio
-A New York Times Bestseller
-Published by Simon & Schuster
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Recent Bostonians of the Year
Bostonians of the Year
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