Rolling Stone magazine's decision to put Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the 1 August 2013 cover has been met with resounding backlash and online outrage. Several US retailers have refused to sell the issue; political figures including Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick have denounced the cover; and conservative blogger Michelle Malkin is just one of many celebrities who have proposed a complete boycott of the magazine. Social media especially has taken up this torch as only social media can (nothing rounds up the bandwagoneers quite like the combination of hot-button controversy and publicity). Rolling Stone in its defense issued a statement Wednesday, citing the choice as part of a "long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day."
I'm writing this at 3am, having awakened from yet another dream of falling. This has become a recurring theme in my dreams lately. No matter how pleasantly the dreams begin, they always end up with me on the edge of some sort of precipice or trying to balance myself on a surface of impossible angle, or both at once.