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STAT: The Readout Loud
TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
IDEAS | David Scharfenberg
Aerosmith, the Cars, the Pixies — Boston used to be a rock ’n’ roll capital. Where has all the music gone?
Keeping the musical soul of the city alive is harder than ever.
Mary Ann D'Urso
The Grocery Stories: Unmasking the unmasked
There it is: the two words — medical condition — that are the bullet in this game of Russian Roulette with the health and lives of the rest of us.
Read ’em and don’t weep
I’ve been making my way through the summer of COVID with the help of Australian crime fiction.
Claudia M. Gold
Finding hope in the messiness of the coronavirus pandemic
With our loved ones on top of us in close quarters, or accessible only through a screen, things will inevitably be messy. Yet these challenges can help strengthen our personal resiliency.
Yvonne X., as told to Kelly Horan
Yes, racism is a public health crisis
Living in Boston while Black means regularly feeling unsafe, anxious, and tired. Racism can devastate your mental and physical health and steal your joy.
Freedom and the pursuit of safety
How much are we willing to give up in order to 'defeat' the coronavirus?
IDEAS | TIYA MILES
What should we do with plantations?
The lavish estates where Black people were enslaved usually whitewash their history. Here's how these places might begin to redeem themselves.
I volunteered for a COVID-19 vaccine safety trial
Being a guinea pig has snapped me out of my doldrums, made me feel I might offer something of some small worth during the coronavirus pandemic.
A voyage of discovery about home
A bucolic, and heartening, reminder of what is possible when politics transcend short-term self-interest in favor of long-term thinking for the public good.
Postcards on the fate of the nation
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