A Smorgasbord of ExcusesThe defense tries a little of everything to save Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.
Teen or Terrorist?In closing statements, the prosecution paints Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a radicalized jihadi.
The Serious, Somber Boston Marathon Bombing TrialWhy we don’t—and shouldn’t—have cameras in federal courtrooms.
“It Was Him”During opening statements, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense attorney admits his guilt and looks toward sparing his life.
Are Terrorists Often Brothers?A shocking number of attacks have been planned or executed by siblings.
Breaking BadHave TV antiheroes like Walter White made us believe we can understand real-life villains like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?
Tsarnaev’s SmirkHas the Boston Marathon bomber shown enough remorse to escape the death sentence?
The Third ManThe Boston bombing, a triple murder, a mysterious death at the hands of the FBI, and the end of an American dream.
Is a Little Technical Knowledge a Dangerous Thing?Why the Tsarnaev juror questionnaire screened for computer scientists.
The Implacable BomberDuring a day of grisly testimony, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears unperturbed.
The Longform Guide to Rolling Stone Crime WritingThe story behind the cover, and more incredible crime reporting the archives
DoubleX Gabfest: The Give Your Baby a Spear EditionListen to Slate’s show about breast cancer awareness; sympathy for the Boston bombing suspect; and Nicholas Day’s new book, Baby Meets World.