From Stalin to Tsarnaev
The editors of Rolling Stone probably weren't surprised when the cover of their August issue, featuring the bedroom eyes of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, provoked controversy online and off. Worrying that the photo glorifies his image, some Massachusetts businesses are even refusing to sell copies of the issue. But for all the outrage, evildoers have a long history as magazine cover stars. Tsarnaev is the latest proof, it seems, that being a terrorist can get you into a jail cell indefinitely—or land you on a cover for good.
Black English, the most American part of our language
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's tweets, with their casual use of black English, demonstrate how assimilated he was.
He was 10 feet from the first bomb. He doesn't want to go back to what he was.