Police Close Boston Marathon Finish Line, Detonate Unattended Backpacks

Police evacuated the Boston Marathon finish line earlier tonight after they discovered two unattended backpacks at the site of last year's bombings. Both bags were detonated by a bomb squad. One of the bags contained a rice cooker filled with confetti; the other contained photo equipment. » 4/15/14 9:26pm 4/15/14 9:26pm

FYI: Terrorists Can Be Hot and Black Men Can Be Innocent

This week, Rolling Stone made everyone very mad by putting a picture of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of the magazine. Rolling Stone was accused of "glamorizing" terror by using a photo of Tsarnaev that made him look like a "rock star." Boston Mayor Tom Menino said the cover "rewards a… » 7/19/13 1:20pm 7/19/13 1:20pm

It Took Two Whole Days for a Random Muslim to Get Assaulted in Boston

A Palestinian woman said she was assaulted while taking a late morning stroll with her baby daughter and friend by a man who accused her of being a terrorist. We thought someone would've been publicly attacked and berated for secretly planning the Boston Marathon bombings within hours of the explosions, but nope —… » 4/18/13 1:45pm 4/18/13 1:45pm

Tragedy Is Not a Competition: How to Talk About Boston

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Welcome to a very special episode of Friendzone, Jezebel's column devoted to dealing with the valuable people in your life who you're not humping. In this installment, we're tackling one from the comments on Boston: dealing with your sanctimonious friend who says we should reallllly be talking about [insert other… » 4/17/13 10:50am 4/17/13 10:50am

Considering Kindness in the Wake of the Boston Marathon Explosions

Details are still hazy in regards to yesterday's horrifying explosions during the Boston Marathon and while facts remain unclear, it's easy to let your anger and your imagination get away from you. Twitter, Facebook feeds and real life dinner tables are alive with discussions of who's to blame for what and, for the… » 4/16/13 10:50am 4/16/13 10:50am

A Nice Thing Patton Oswalt Wrote After The Boston Marathon Bombing

In the wake of events like today's, there's always an outpouring of "thoughts and prayers" and other sorts of well-intentioned signs of support from people all over social media that you almost get numb to it, if you're not already numb from the event itself. » 4/15/13 9:23pm 4/15/13 9:23pm

Boston PD: Marathon Explosions Are an ‘Ongoing Event’ [Update]

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis has described the two horrific explosions at the Boston Marathon as part of “an ongoing event” after a third explosion occurred about an hour ago at the John F. Kennedy Presidential library, five miles southeast of the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square. » 4/15/13 5:50pm 4/15/13 5:50pm