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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

American Anthropological Association  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

Lester & Charlie  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

Robert Klitzman, M.D.  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

Jess Coleman  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'

Alice Greenwald  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

David Schanzer  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

Molly Alexander Darden  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...
The Phobia of Being Called Islamophobic

The Phobia of Being Called Islamophobic

Ali A. Rizvi  04.28.2014
When you're unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence...

Atheists Are Not Offended by a Cross, They Are Offended by Discrimination

Dan Arel  03.10.2014
When you build a skyscraper using steel beams you build it using crossbeams. When these buildings come down, there is a high chance some...
Actions Speak Louder: Reflections on Sept.12

Actions Speak Louder: Reflections on Sept.12

Daniel Scott  11.23.2013
It was the 12th of September 2001, and insomnia had only just begun to run rampant worldwide. Thousands of miles away from where my terrified...