The New Yorker’s Ian Crouch has an interesting response to those who expressed shock and disgust at Rolling Stone’s decision to put Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover. “The victims of the Boston Marathon bombing deserve our attention, and will continue to teach us about perseverance and the best parts of our common nature. But the dark stories of the bombing need to be told, too. And we need to hear them.”

+ If you missed the actual story that went along with the cover, here it is.

+ Bad guys on magazine covers: not new.