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The Nose Judges A Rolling Stone By Its Cover & Waxes Nostalgic
Today on The Nose, we'll spend some time on the controversy over Rolling Stone's decision to use a -- I guess one might say flattering -- photo of accused Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover. The photo accompanies an 11,000-word profile, possibly the most in-depth one done so far, laying out the conversion of Tsarnaev from harmless and even likeable teen to incredibly dangerous zealot. 
 
The article itself makes no effort to minimize the crime. In fact, it uses a lot of words like "monster." But the photo does make him look cute, like the slightly edgy member of a Chechen boy band and the reaction, in some quarters, has been outrage and even boycotts. This is complicated by the cult of young girls who really do idolize Tsarnaev and think he's innocent.
 
The poltiics of magazine covers on today's Nose. You can join the conversation, email colin@wnpr.org or tweet us @wnprcolin.