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Inside Don Chiofaro’s Long War to Make Boston’s Skyline Taller

feature_don-3After decades of fighting City Hall, Don Chiofaro’s bullish style has made him the most talked-about developer in Boston. But with a friendly mayor now in place and his plan for a soaring waterfront tower in the works, is the town’s toughest builder finally learning to play nice?

Read the story at Boston Magazine.


Rosie the Riveter isn’t who you think she is

The “We Can Do It!” poster was unknown to the American public in the 1940s.  But Americans 75 years ago did know Rosie the Riveter — as a character in a pop song and a magazine cover painted by Norman Rockwell.

Read the story at the Washington Post.

How the Smallest State is Defeating America’s Biggest Addiction Crisis

downloadRhode Island inmates get opioid replacements while they’re locked up and it seems to be keeping them from overdosing when they get out.

Read the story at POLITICO Magazine.

Fact-checking QAnon conspiracy theories: Did J.P. Morgan sink the Titanic?

TE52XF53QI76FGV275ULZASFWMThe group may have only surfaced nine months ago, but its obsession with the Titanic, the Rothschilds and the Illuminati revives decades, even centuries, of moth-eaten paranoia.

Read the story at the Washington Post.

Roldo Bartimole, Cleveland’s original alt-journalist


The day Roldo Bartimole turned 35—April 5, 1968—a crisis of conscience struck him.

Read the story at Columbia Journalism Review.

Move over, Trump. This president’s two lions set off the greatest emoluments debate.

4VYPH53RPA56HLLLTOQOPC557AThe sultan of Morocco gifted Martin Van Buren a pair of lions, but a little-known part of the Constitution — the same that threatens to ensnare President Trump — forced him to turn them over.

Read the story at the Washington Post.

States Aren’t Waiting for the Supreme Court to Solve Gerrymandering


In Ohio, voters ratified a bipartisan deal that gives the minority party more say in how congressional maps are drawn.

Read the story at POLITICO Magazine.