Aside from the introduction (and interview with Dzhokzar’s wrestling coach), there wasn’t much new information in Rolling Stone’s cover story ‘THE BOMBER’. Because the article doesn’t include citations, I’m going through to cite where information in the article may have first appeared. The whole piece feels like a missed opportunity: a bunch of previously reported pieces of the story assembled in a more linear fashion doesn’t reveal much of anything, at least in my opinion.
Rolling Stone: “On Senior Night, the last home match of the season, every Rindge senior wrestler is asked to bring a parent or relative to walk them onto the gym floor to receive a flower and have their picture taken. Jahar brought no one. “We had one of the coaches walk him out to get his flower,” says Payack. This, too, didn’t seem to bother Jahar – and even if it did, he never mentioned it. “With our friends, you don’t need to confide in them to be close to them,” says Jackson.”
New York Times, May 4th: “On the night of Mr. Tsarnaev’s last match, Mr. Payack said, “one of the coaches walked him out. No father, no brother, nothing.”
Sports Illustrated, April 21st: Dzhokhar never had family attend any of his matches, Payack said. On senior night, Dzhokhar walked out with one of the coaches when most of his teammates did so with a parent or relative.
PERETTI: Miranda, is there any way you could get Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lena Dunham to send me Snapchats?
JULY: Well, I just learned what Snapchats are yesterday.
PERETTI: So it should be easy now! I’m just “Peretti” on Snapchat if Lena Dunham or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is reading this. They can cut Miranda out.
Source: The New York Times
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The two biggest scumbags in recent Boston history are in the courthouse at the same time,” Donahue said. “Whitey and that little terrorist. Actually, come to think of it, Whitey was a terrorist, too.
To recap: Don’s real name is Dick Whitman. His prostitute mother died in childbirth; his dad, her john, beat him. His fundamentalist stepmother called him a “whore’s child.” Then his father got kicked in the head by a horse, and the stepmother moved in with her sister, herself a prostitute, living in a brothel. The stepmother, heavily pregnant with Don’s half brother, prostituted herself to her brother-in-law, as the teen-age Don knelt outside her door. He watched them, through the keyhole, have sex. C’mon, now. This is no longer the backstory of a serial adulterer; it’s the backstory of a serial killer.
Gasol also has a broad range of intellectual and cultural interests. He has taught himself Italian and French to go along with his childhood languages of Catalan and Spanish plus English. He and Kobe Bryant speak to one another during games in Spanish to keep opponents from knowing their plans. Gasol also regularly reads historical novels, plays the works of French classical composers on his keyboard, and attends concerts and operas; he is a friend of Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo, and often visits him backstage after performances.