Boston

Boston Under Siege, My Kids in the Driveway

Why I avoided the media last week

America feels increasingly like a nation united by spectacles of atrocity.

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We Told You So

How Russia responded to the Boston bombings

How Russia responded to the Boston bombings

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A citywide lockdown is a certain kind of terror, too.

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Why We Should be P.C. After An Attack

It's not about not offending. It's about protecting.

 In the aftermath of an attack, being careful with language isn't just about not offending sensibilities. It's about protecting people.

 

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The Iconography of Terror

Why empty streets are just as scary as fallen bodies

The iconography of terrorism tends toward the human form, but other images have profound effects as well.

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How One Suspect Shuttered a Whole City

Lockdowns like the one in Boston Friday are usually only for natural disasters

This morning, Boston residents—and people in the neighboring communities of Cambridge, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, and Watertown—awoke to the command that they “shelter in place.” A manhunt for a suspect in the bombing at Monday’s Boston Marathon was underway. Public transportation was suspended, taxis barred from the streets, businesses shuttered, and classes cancelled. Over 650,000 people were told to stay inside. Boston was on lockdown.

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What to Read Now on Chechnya

The best background info on the Boston suspects

The U.S. hasn’t paid much attention to Chechnya since the early 2000s, when the Bush Administration largely declined to intervene as rebels fought a bloody war against Russia. But with the news that the suspected Boston bombers were ethnic Chechens who moved to the United States from Dagestan in 2002, it’s time to get caught up on the separatist, predominantly Muslim Caucasian province. We’ll have more soon, but here’s what to read now: 

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"It Hit Home Because I Am an Amputee"

The Boston Marathon's wounded should look to the race for what they can still achieve

The Boston Marathon's wounded should look to the race for what they can still achieve.

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Sickly-Sweet Caroline

What makes Boston sports fans so annoying also equips them for tragedy

What makes Boston sports fans so annoying also equips them for tragedy.

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The Case for Looking

What we can learn from extremely violent photography

What we can learn from extremely violent photography of the Boston Marathon bombing. 

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