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Cheat Sheet: July 17, 2013

Rolling Stone cover causes controversy

Rolling Stone made a profile of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the cover story of their next issue, but their choice of photo has many people upset and has prompted retail chains to boycott the entire issue. The layout, which is described as “shocking” and “offensive” resembles any number of rock star images that have graced the magazine over the years, which make many people feel that the editors chose to make Tsarnaev look like a teen heartthrob and not the accused murderer and terrorist that he is. (Source)

Cory Monteith cremated in Canada

Cory Monteith’s body was cremated yesterday in Vancouver following a private viewing with his family and girlfriend Lea Michele. Cory’s father wasn’t invited and says he is “totally devastated” he didn’t get a chance to see Cory’s body. It was determined  yesterday that Monteith died from heroine and alcohol overdose. (Source)

Red crabs in the limelight

Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern, host of The Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods America” visited a Hampton fish house Tuesday for a taste of Chesapeake ray and also ended up trying Atlantic red crab meat. Zimmern’s proclamation, “This is crazy good,” proved to be a doubleheader for Virginia seafood marketing efforts. The meaty red crab that looks like snow crab is caught in hive-shaped traps off the continental shelf from North Carolina to the Canadian line. The crabs are certified sustainable, available year-round and arrive at markets fresh. Developing a red crab market would take pressure off the blue crab stock, provide a year-round product for retailers and processors and provide work for pickers. (Source)

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