Thomas Stackpole, Boston Magazine

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Past articles by Thomas:

How to Put the Social in Social Distancing

As the COVID-19 crisis keeps us confined to our homes, here's how to keep your social life going while observing social distancing best practices. → Read More

What's the Point of St. Patrick's Day?

It’s the most Boston holiday there is. But what are we really supposed to be celebrating? → Read More

Who Gets to Fake the Boston Accent?

The Super Bowl Hyundai ad starring Rachel Dratch, Chris Evans, John Krasinski, along with Big Papi, puts the Boston accent back in the spotlight. → Read More

Boston’s Middle Class Is Doomed

The middle-class dream in Boston is not only dead and buried, but its friends and family don’t even visit the grave anymore. → Read More

Is UMass's Marty Meehan Boston's New King of Clubs?

Think Boston’s stodgy old world of private clubs won’t ever change? Clearly, you haven’t been to Marty Meehan’s UMass Club. → Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Sailing like a New Englander

41 tips and tricks to take you from a hopeless beginner to a salty dog (or at least help you bluff your way through August on the Vineyard). → Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Gambling Like a Pro in Boston

With the Encore Boston Harbor opening this month, gambling fever has struck Massachusetts. Here’s where to get in on all of the action. → Read More

Massachusetts Needs to Reconsider Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power plants of the near future promise to be safer, cheaper, and more efficient than anything we’ve seen before. So why don’t we build more? → Read More

The Interview: Historian David McCullough

The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian wants the nation to remember its better angels—and hopes his latest book might jog our memory. → Read More

So You Want to Run a Marathon? Here's Where to Start

Running 26.2 miles is as easy as tying your sneakers, right? Not even close. Here’s how to baby-step your way to Heartbreak Hill and beyond. → Read More

What's Next for Kirk Minihane?

Controversial Boston radio star Kirk Minihane is opening up about his battle with depression—and hoping to prove that tough guys have feelings too. → Read More

Is Boston’s Real Estate Bubble Unpoppable?

Interest rates are rising and housing markets all over the country are slowing down. But does any of that matter in Boston's thriving real estate market? → Read More

The Secret Life of a Boston Sports Hater

For die-hard Boston fans, fall is a time when the weekend means a quadruple-header of Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, and Red Sox games. The City of Champions is probably the best sports city in the world. But there must be more to being a Bostonian than giving your heart to a team of strangers. Right? → Read More

Are Millennials Abandoning the Traditional White Wedding?

Millennials are increasingly opting out of the $40,000 white wedding, which has become a long weekend of events, rehearsal dinners, scavenger hunts, after-parties, and, finally, Sunday brunch. Did I make a mistake by not following their lead? → Read More

How Did Renting in Boston Become Such a Nightmare?

When it comes to the reasons for Boston's renting crisis, the usual suspects abound: sky-high prices, absentee landlords, and a swarm of grad students trying to beat you to the punch. → Read More

The Fairest Isles of Them All

From quaint to rugged, urban to completely off the beaten path, New England’s archipelago is all over the map. Check out our summer travel guide to islands throughout the region. → Read More

The Winners and Losers of the Boston Globe’s Best Places to Work List

From Alku to Kayak to Bright Horizons Family Solutions, here's who gained and lost in the Globe's ranking of best places to work. → Read More

The Children of Civil Rights Leaders Are Keeping Their Eyes on the Prize

The next generation is following in the footsteps of its forebears → Read More

Venezuela Just Swore in Its First Transgender Legislator

By becoming a member of the country's National Assembly, Tamara Adrián just made history. But what will she do next? → Read More

America Needs to Make a Deal With the Devil in Helmand

As of Tuesday night, Taliban fighters had reportedly surrounded Afghan troops in Sangin, a key town in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. At the end… → Read More