Boston Marathon

The powerful legacy of Canadian running legend Tom Longboat

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At the Boston Marathon: ‘Raising a middle finger to those brothers’

With one of the bombers facing the death penalty, the marathon went on defiantly but still different than before

Good news, bad news

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Boston bleeds

Boston remembers on one-year anniversary of marathon bombings

Ceremony and moment of silence planned to honour the victims

Evil can’t be explained in a cover line

Rolling Stone’s cover story of the Boston Marathon bomber shows another side to terror

Rolling Stone under fire for giving Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev star treatment on cover

The cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine is drawing criticism for its treatment of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who graces the front cover looking very much like a teen idol.

The cover shows a close up of Tsarnaev’s face, with tousled hair and soft light. The cover headline reads: “The Bomber: How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster.”

Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges, including use of weapons of mass destruction and murder. He and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, are accused of two bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. The bombings killed three people and injured more than 260. Many of those injured had to undergo limb amputations due to shrapnel contained in the explosives. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died during an altercation with police in the days after the bombing.

The treatment on the cover, which some are comparing to an older Rolling Stone cover featuring Jim Morrison of The Doors, is causing a stir on Twitter and Facebook.

“Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs, should be on cover,” wrote J Harper Philbin on Facebook.

Another user, David Beck, wrote: “I am ending my subscription. This is bulls–t. Let’s honor those who hurt innocent people. Who’s next, George Zimmerman?? Rolling Stone is a music magazine, not the Taliban Times.”

On Twitter, users threatened to boycott the magazine or cancel their subscriptions:

Ugh. I'm cancelling my Rolling Stone subscription immediately! Insensitive sensationalists!

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleads ‘not guilty’

17 of 30 federal charges carry the death penalty


Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev indicted on 30 counts

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombings, has been indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury on charges including use of weapons of mass destruction and killing four people. U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Carmen Ortiz, made the announced via Twitter and Boston’s WBUR obtained a copy of the 30-count indictment.


Boston fire chief resigns after criticism over marathon bombing response

Boston Fire Chief Steve Abraira resigned Monday, saying he was doing so due to continued and unfounded criticism over his response to the bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and injured 264 more on April 15.