Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon’s ‘Fallen Man’ Still Running

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayAs Boston transforms its annual marathon into an affirmation of strength, renewal and healing this year, I can’t help remembering last year’s “Fallen Man” who wouldn’t stay down. Blown off his feet by the first of two explosions, runner Bill Iffrig, then 78, was helped up by race attendants in the ensuing chaos, and thought to himself: “Hey, go for the finish line.” That’s just what he did. The Finish Line is the title of a short film on Iffrig and his love …

Backlash to Rolling Stone Tsarnaev Cover: Picturing a Villain

Posted on 07/18/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentHe’s young, curly haired, sort of beautiful. You think of Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan in their prime. But the face is that of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. And that outrages many people: The Twitter hashtag #BoycottRollingStone is trending. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says the cover “rewards a terrorist with celebrity treatment.” Local and national chains that sell magazines, from Tedeschi Food Shops in New England to CVS …

Boston Blast Knocks Down Runner, 78, But He Finishes Race

Posted on 04/16/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayBill Iffrig was a few yards short of the finish line at the Boston Marathon when the 78-year-old runner was knocked to the ground by the first of two blasts. A Boston Globe photographer shot several pictures of the fallen Iffrig with police and race assistants nearby, and the images soon appeared around the world. Astonishingly, Iffrig was helped to his feet, apparently uninjured, and finished the race. “I was heading for the finish line,” he told ESPN’s Steve Levy. …