Adam Weinstein · 05/13/14 01:23PM

Sometimes someone forces you to really evaluate whether you could oppose the death penalty in all cases. Sometimes that person commits suicide in a prison cell, and you set your complicated feelings down for a bit.

Adam Weinstein · 03/26/14 02:45PM

Tough: passing a kidney stone. Tougher: passing a kidney stone while on the campaign trail to be a governor. Toughest: passing a kidney stone during a 90-minute gubernatorial debate forum.

Prison Guards Watching Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Are Unpaid Right Now Too

Camille Dodero · 10/04/13 03:10PM

Thanks to this unbelievably asinine government shutdown, thousands and thousands of furloughed employees are getting royally screwed. But a gentle reminder that even excepted employees have been shafted too, employees like the corrections officers who're tasked with the Very Important Patriotic Work of guarding marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Kelly Rowland Tries to Whale-Watch for Free, Becomes Lost at Sea

Caity Weaver · 07/22/13 12:43PM

Beyoncé's former intern Kelly Rowland had to be rescued off the coast of Massachusetts over the weekend, after a private boat she was on became lost at sea, adrift in a salty ocean of self criticism, surrounded on all sides by black churning waters of regret. Actually, it was just in the regular sea. But it was hopelessly lost.

Teen Rapper Jailed for Facebooking Boston Bombing Lyrics Released

Camille Dodero · 06/07/13 02:01PM

Cameron D’Ambrosio is the Massachusetts teenager and amateur rapper who was rather outrageously charged with terroristic threats last month after referencing the Boston Marathon Bombing in lyrics he’d posted on Facebook. On Wednesday, a Grand Jury declined to indict D’Ambrosio; yesterday, the high-school senior was finally released to his family on his own personal recognizance. This was after the 18-year-old spent more than a month locked up and less than 10 days after a Massachusetts Superior Court judge denied a bail request.

Hamilton Nolan · 06/06/13 02:32PM

The day after Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was finally captured, Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick "got 'quite drunk' alone in a restaurant."

Tutor with Cancer Busted for Meth Is Like a Real-Life Walter White

Cord Jefferson · 05/23/13 11:20AM

Can't wait until August for the new—and, sadly, final—episodes of Breaking Bad? Then follow the pitfalls of Stephen Doran, a 57-year-old middle school tutor with stage III cancer who was busted this week for allegedly trafficking meth.

Kid Who Rapped About "Marathon Bombing" Now Faces Terrorism Charges

Camille Dodero · 05/02/13 11:29AM

That's Cameron D'Ambrosio in the photo above, flashing cash that, all told, probably totals $100. An 18-year-old pale goof from Methuen, Massachusetts, "Killa" Cam goes to the local public high school, plays videogames, and harbors rap dreams. His YouTube channel hosts two relatively recent videos of his musical exercises, one of which has "CammyDee" practicing lines about reefer, doubters ("chomping on you haters like an alligator"), and suburban ennui (he rhymes "Don't know what I'm doing" with "Living in Methuen").