Mayor Wu’s promise of halting the construction of the Long Island Bridge generates cautious optimism
THE RECOVERY DRUG COMMERCIAL YOU WON’T SEE ON TV
This interpolative remix of Indivior’s Sublocade commercial was written and produced by the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism as part of its Film Intervening Getting High Team (F.I.G.H.T.) initiative.
STL GLD + SLAINE TEAM UP FOR ALBUM RELEASE PARTY, PLUS VINTAGE LEE ON THE MBTA
"I was frustrated [after getting sober] that I couldn’t write songs in a half-hour without the cocaine, but I hit a creative burst this year. I’m sharper, I’m more on top of my game.”
SPECIAL FEATURE: FENTANYL IN THE FAMILY
Ben Westhoff’s dive into the 'deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic' is the most frightening book of the year, and it’s mandatory reading
EXCERPT: REAL PEOPLE REAL RECOVERY BY ERIC SPOFFORD & PIERS KANIUKA
While the opioid epidemic is the most glaring effect, it’s certainly not the only symptom of our societal malaise. Things are getting worse across the board—suicide, homelessness, mass incarceration, ecological disaster. Taken together, all of these factors are making life in 21st century America increasingly untenable.
F.I.G.H.T. SUBOXONE: REAL TALK ABOUT MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT
I got people telling me, “Yes, I’m in recovery, but who the fuck are you to tell somebody how they should recover? Who the fuck are you to tell somebody that they aren’t in recovery because they are on medication?” And I’m like, “Because they’re fucking not! What the fuck are you talking about?”
JUSTIN CLANCY AS HIMSELF
The North Shore artist confesses about sneaking out to break in
REMEMBERING THE HOMELESS WHO PASSED, DOING RIGHT BY THOSE WHO SURVIVED
Regardless of some blessed future prospect, the temporary truth is that the closing of Long Island is a nightmare.