Boston

Boston Under Siege, My Kids in the Driveway
Why I avoided the media last week
April 22, 2013

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

We Told You So
How Russia responded to the Boston bombings
April 21, 2013

How Russia responded to the Boston bombings

The Failure of the Boston Lockdown
April 20, 2013

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

Why We Should be P.C. After An Attack
It's not about not offending. It's about protecting.
April 20, 2013

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

 

The Iconography of Terror
Why empty streets are just as scary as fallen bodies
April 19, 2013

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

How One Suspect Shuttered a Whole City
Lockdowns like the one in Boston Friday are usually only for natural disasters
April 19, 2013

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 u

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.

"It Hit Home Because I Am an Amputee"
The Boston Marathon's wounded should look to the race for what they can still achieve
April 18, 2013

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

Sickly-Sweet Caroline
What makes Boston sports fans so annoying also equips them for tragedy
April 17, 2013

Sickly-sweet Caroline

The Case for Looking
What we can learn from extremely violent photography
April 17, 2013

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

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