A memorial for victims of armed conflict in Grozny, the Chechen capital. Photo: C.J. Chivers, 2008.
C.J. Chivers, New York Times reporter and author of THE GUN, a social history of the AK-47, co-wrote this "primer on the land from which the Tsarnaev family hailed."
As the NYT piece notes, current Chechen leader Ramzan A. Kadyrov wrote on Instagram (!) that any ties between the Boston bombing suspects and Chechnya were mistaken: “The roots of this evil are to be found in America.”
The Boston Red Sox have placed a new billboard on Fenway Park, facing the Mass Pike highway. It reads “Black Lives Matter” and uses the baseball team’s familiar font and “red socks” logo. WCVB: The billboard appeared to have been recently installed. Earlier this year, the Red Sox showed their support for the movement by […]
Conan tells it better. But, in short: A tee-shirt company in Boston sent Conan a local tee that didn’t resonate with his experience of growing up in the Massachusetts capital. So, he complains about it and asks for a more “realistic” one, an outrageous depiction of his actual childhood. Well, the tee-shirt company delivered. They […]
A Boston-area police department issued a request to locals to remember to wear pants when picking up their mail, but the posting appears to have someone in particular in mind. “You know who you are,” Taneytown police wrote on Facebook. “This is your last warning.”
From ordering from Amazon to paying bills over the web to something as simple as bottled water, we’re all hooked on modern convenience. We can’t help it. There are just too many modern world advances that save us too much time not to become a creature of comfort and go the easy route. Even if […]
No matter whether you go into the office or work from home, whether you roll out of bed at 5 a.m. or never get up before 9, we all agree a day can on how you feel first thing in the morning when you wake up. If you wake up feeling groggy or out of […]
The aluminum can is a great invention. And for 60 years, it and its crafty little addition, the pull tab, have made transporting and drinking all of our favorite beers, soft drinks and other beverages about 1,000 percent easier. Of course, evolution continues — and even an innovation as awesome as the aluminum can is […]