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'Misha': I Didn't Turn Tamerlan Into a Terrorist

'Mystery radical' says he is cooperating fully with investigation

(Newser) - The New York Review of Books has scooped a swath of less literary publications by tracking down "Misha," the man family members blame for radicalizing Tamerlan Tsarnaev . "Misha"—real name Mikhail Allakhverdov—now lives in Rhode Island and says that while he knew Tsarnaev in Boston,... More »

Justice Stevens Explains Shift on Death Penalty

Former supporter cites racism, politics, judicial activism

(Newser) - Former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens is making clear for the first time why he switched course on the death penalty in 2008, calling it unconstitutional, the New York Times reports. Writing in the New York Review of Books, Stevens, who supported capital punishment in 1976, reveals his revised... More »

Blogosphere Reinventing Journalism, Not Bleeding It

(Newser) - The blogosphere might not be the future of news sprung fully formed from the corpse of old media, Michael Massing writes in the New York Review of Books, but neither is it “parasite” feeding on newspapers. “The practice of journalism, far from being leeched by the Web, is... More »

Writer Hardwick Dead at 91

Critic, essayist, novelist co-founded New York Review of Books

(Newser) - Elizabeth Hardwick, co-founder of the New York Review of Books, died Sunday at 91, the Times reports. The Kentucky-born Hardwick moved north in 1939—“my aim was to be a New York Jewish intellectual,” she said later—and became a critical giant. "I have always written essays... More »

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