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Ground Zero Cross Will Stay At 9/11 Memorial Museum

Ground Zero Cross Will Stay At 9/11 Memorial Museum

Sarah Pulliam Bailey  07.28.2014
NEW YORK (RNS) A cross-shaped beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can remain on display in the National Sept. 11 Memorial...
Fritz Koenig's <i>Sphere</i>: Michael Burke's Call to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Fritz Koenig's Sphere: Michael Burke's Call to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

06.12.2014
The sculpture itself, which had been popularly known as "The Sphere," quite remarkably survived the attacks, and its future has been debated...
NYC Company Exploits 9/11 To Sell Concert Cruise Tickets

NYC Company Exploits 9/11 To Sell Concert Cruise Tickets

Alexander C. Kaufman  06.12.2014
Add this to the list of shameless attempts to exploit 9/11. A company that sails concert cruises around New York Harbor, including past...
Forgetting the 9/11 Victims

Forgetting the 9/11 Victims

06.10.2014
Now that the museum's opening is over, and the public has been given its space for remembering, it is time for the museum's administrators...
A Nazi Grows in Alabama

A Nazi Grows in Alabama

06. 9.2014
We weren't surprised to learn this week that an Alabama church group has erected a billboard trumpeting the importance of educating our...
9/11 Museum Gift Shop Pulls Tacky Commemorative Cheese Plate

9/11 Museum Gift Shop Pulls Tacky Commemorative Cheese Plate

Alexander C. Kaufman  05.29.2014
The National 9/11 Memorial Museum has stopped selling a cheese plate amid mounting criticism. The platter -- designed for mundane cheese-serving...

The New 9/11 Museum and The Nature of Evil: Needs for Larger Contexts and Questions

05.27.2014
My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with...
Electric Storms, Nigeria's Girls And A Vodka Toast In China: Week In Photos

Electric Storms, Nigeria's Girls And A Vodka Toast In China: Week In Photos

05.24.2014
Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these...

A New 9/11 Gift Shop

05.23.2014
From the beginning, the Memorial felt far more like a mass-scale production than it did a true effort to commemorate the attacks.
The National September 11 Memorial Opens on 'Sacred Ground'

The National September 11 Memorial Opens on 'Sacred Ground'

05.21.2014
In telling our story, our charge was to provide a sense of historical context. This tragedy was not the result of a natural disaster; 9/11...
9/11 Museum Should Not Conflate Islam and Terrorism

9/11 Museum Should Not Conflate Islam and Terrorism

05.20.2014
There is a way to talk about 9/11 that accurately reflects the religion of the perpetrators, explains why they attacked, and avoids conflating...
Defining America's Exceptionality: The Unveiling of the 9/11 Museum

Defining America's Exceptionality: The Unveiling of the 9/11 Museum

05.20.2014
A nation's politicians and foreign policy do not define its people; ordinary citizens reacting extraordinarily define its people. My neighbors,...
NYC Firefighter: 9/11 Museum Gift Shop Is 'Making Money Off Of My Son's Dead Body'

NYC Firefighter: 9/11 Museum Gift Shop Is 'Making Money Off Of My Son's Dead Body'

Ryan Buxton  05.20.2014
The 9/11 Memorial Museum officially opens to the public on May 21, commemorating the 2,977 lives lost to terrorism on Sept. 11, 2001. One...
Obama Remembers Victims, Heroes At National 9/11 Memorial Museum

Obama Remembers Victims, Heroes At National 9/11 Memorial Museum

JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZ  05.15.2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as "a sacred place of healing and of hope" that captures...