Sometimes you get lucky. I bumped into photographer Bill Brett walking through Downtown Crossing in January. He told me about his latest book project, which led to an interesting conversation with him about Boston and the chance to run a number of his new photos, including the cover shot of Morgan Freeman.
Having a movie star on the cover of CommonWealth is a bit like Britney Spears on the cover of the Atlantic, but it shows you can have fun and deal with serious issues at the same time. Meanwhile, Gabrielle Gurley highlights the changing face of investigative journalism in Boston and around the country.What Works debuts in this issue. The new feature offers the chance to learn from what folks are doing elsewhere. Stephen Kidder provides a look inside the commission on corporate taxation, and Birny Birnbaum writes what Insurance Commissioner Nonnie S. Burnes wouldn’t let him say at hearings on auto insurance rates. All this, plus provocative contributions from our regular contributors, including Dan Kennedy, Shawn Zeller, and Robert David Sullivan. Let me know what you think.
BRUCE MOHL, EDITOR