April 11, 2014 Issue

In Focus

Smoke Signals

South Korean marine LVT-7 landing craft sail to shores through smoke screens during the U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises called Ssangyong, part of the Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea, March 31, 2014.
Launch Slideshow 9 PHOTOS
Erika Brannock, who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, plans to stand up and cheer at the 118th marathon

Death Rays

We're fighting cancer by subjecting ourselves to cancer-causing radiation (Effective doses shown above are measured in millisieverts.)
Can shushing make Afghanistan a tourist destination instead of a place not to get killed?

Solitude's Despair

Solitary confinement is a moral outrage, a living death that leaves inmates praying for the needle