true crime

What Inmates Are Saying About the Brutal Prison Hit on Whitey Bulger

"He got what he had coming to him."
Seth Ferranti
true crime

Whitey Bulger's Real Life Was Crazier Than the Movies

The infamous Boston gangster and snitch was whacked on Tuesday in prison. His wanton brutality cast a long shadow.
Alex Norcia

The 'Free-Speech' Rally Organizer Says He Was Unfairly Demonized

Boston was flooded with counter-protesters this weekend as a right-wing event drew a few dozen people.
Dan McCarthy

Greece Rejected Gucci’s Request to Throw a Fashion Show Inside the Parthenon | Last Week in Art

Also in the news last week: a Boston art heist and an Anish Kapoor is set to come to Brooklyn.
Nathaniel Ainley
crate expectations

Soul Clap Take a Tour Through the 10,000 Records in Their Childhood Basement

During Thanksgiving weekend, the Brooklyn-based duo return home to Boston to chat about their sophomore album, decades-long DJ career, and friendship.
Jesse Weiss

60 Eclectic Street Pianos Ask to Be Played Throughout Boston

A pack of artist-decorated pianos turns Boston into a public concert hall.
Diana Shi

Can Free Ice Cream Make People Trust the Police More?

When the Boston Police Department started giving out free ice cream in 2010, it was viewed as an innovative community policing tool. But not everyone agrees that it's working.
Claire Sadar and Sarah Moawad
New York

Incarcerated Young Adults Get a Gallery Show at NYU

A new exhibition celebrates the 15-year anniversary of the Artistic Noise outreach program.
Nathaniel Ainley

A Giant Pillow Sculpture Creeps Towards Inevitable Demise

This pillow sculpture is too big to fail, but also too big to be physically removed from the Boston gallery where it's on display. Time to destroy it.
Andrew Nunes

How My Tweets Led to Notorious Sex Offender Owen Labrie Going to Jail

The former St. Paul's student was out on bail after his conviction last summer. Then I ran into him on the train and got mixed up in his case in a way I could never have imagined.
Susan Zalkind
Life Inside

My Memories of Being in Prison with the Infamous Gangster Whitey Bulger

Along with running Boston's Irish mob and eluding capture for years, Bulger was an FBI informant who allegedly snitched on his competitors. That made him an interesting arrival on my cell block.
Nate A. Lindell

Will We Ever Know Why a Dead Toddler Was Found in a Bag on a Beach in Boston Harbour?

The case of two-and-a-half-year-old Bella Bond's tragic death makes for a glimpse into a dark world of addiction, madness, demonology, and neglect.
Susan Zalkind