There have been many moving and illuminating stories about the victims of the marathon attack, and the people who selflessly came to their aid, but this is not one of them. Instead, the Rolling Stone article is about the still largely mysterious backstory of a young man who transformed, in what appears to be a short amount of time, from a seemingly normal college student into an alleged terrorist. The facts of his life are important, the larger social implications of his biography are important—and so this story has the potential to be a valuable contribution to the public record and to the general understanding of one of the most serious incidents of domestic terrorism in American history. And so, in the plainest terms, Rolling Stone chose to promote an article about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with a photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev—one that other news outlets, including the New York Times and Washington Post, had previously published.
From our archive: Arthur Miller writes about life before air-conditioning: http://bit.ly/KBDSGB
“The men sweated a lot in those lofts, and I remember one worker who had a peculiar way of dripping. He was a tiny fellow, who disdained scissors, and, at the end of a seam, always bit off the…
I got sweaty reading this.
Your teeth will crack its sugared shell like a spoon agreeably disrupting the surface of a crème brûlée. The marshmallow beneath it is soft, satiny, and wonderfully cold. (“It took some time to develop a marshmallow-like recipe that allowed it to freeze without getting hard,” Ansel said.) A core of vanilla ice cream enveloped in chocolate feuilletine holds a long, maple-smoked stick in place.
Watch the video. WATCH THE VIDEO.
The dream, I would offer, is that by stripping away the trappings of modern life, we reach a place where humans naturally fall into deep and honest relationships with each other. The vision promises that if it weren’t for all the damn new stuff (like watches), we’d all be sitting around sharing the parts of ourselves that we’re ashamed of, supporting others in their most meaningful endeavors, and paying mind only to worthy causes and ideas.
This is the best thing I’ve read in a while.
Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you, to stop what you’re doing and listen.
The procedure itself would be grueling and dangerous, and the rehabilitation process would be extensive. But the payoff — the prospect of eyes that could blink, a mouth able to kiss — would transform her life.
Incredible piece, incredible video, incredible story.
I use Byword for all my writing — it’s simple, has big and pretty fonts, and does a decent job of keeping me paying attention while I write. But after today’s update to version 2.0, it’s way more. Byword now lets you write, then with one click publish things to your blog, or straight to Evernote. The same way Drafts is like a text-based launcher for your phone, Byword now is for the Mac. I can write in Byword, and then immediately kick to Tumblr, or save it to Evernote.