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Resisting the Normalization of Crisis

CJ Pine | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
CJ Pine

The past few days reminded me that I live in a scary world. War is real. Refugees are real people with real day-to-day struggles that I can barely imagine. As a result, I put them aside, effectually dismissing the crisis as normal.

The Right Way to Tour NYC's 9/11 Memorial

Ethan Gelber | Posted 09.18.2014 | New York
Ethan Gelber

Isn't what matters most that we all remember? That we remember not just the drama and the tallies of lives lost, but the individual moments and people. And the efforts by those who love them to create lasting temples to their memory.

Six Big Problems With Obama's New Anti-ISIS Strategy (Or, Why It May Already Be Too Late)

William Bradley | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Nearly a week has passed since President Obama at last announced his tardy strategy for dealing with Isis, the jihadist organization Obama now calls a huge threat only months after dismissing it as the "junior varsity" of jihadism. There's been no shortage of activity, as distinguished from action, from the Obama administration.

My Love Letter to the Ocean

Rachel Verlik | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

Beach week in September is when I unplug from work demands. The work email and phone are turned off, and I let myself stop for a week. No logistics, no juggling of multiple priorities, no racing out the door. I put my umbrella in the sand, grab a pile of books and sit by the ocean.

From ISIS To Westboro: Introducing The HuffPost Religion Podcast

Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion

Hallelujah! HuffPost Religion is launching our new weekly Podcast called All Together hosted by Executive Religion Editor Rev. Paul Raushenbush. All ...

The Day After the Day

David S. Simon | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Read More: 9/11, Impact News
David S. Simon

I wrote this the day after 9/11 and it wound up being read all over the planet. It still rings true I think.

Photography: With Closed Eyes

Giovanni Savino | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
Giovanni Savino

The important thing, what truly motivated me in producing this work, after endless research and a good deal of sleepless nights, is the fact that all my subjects were to keep their eyes closed for those very long six seconds that picture-taking required

Invaded!

Francis Levy | Posted 09.15.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Have you ever considered what would happen if the United States was really invaded? 9/11 was a terrorist attack but there was no follow up.

Boston College Honors 9/11 Hero With 'Red Bandana' Uniform Tribute

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports

The "Man In The Red Bandana" continues to inspire others. Boston College is doing its part to make sure that doesn't change any time soon, to make sur...

Thirteen Years Later -- Here We Go Again!

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Richard W. Kropf

One can only wonder when we'll ever learn. Wars fought in vengeance can only lead to more war. The impulse to strike back without any comprehension of why we were struck only leads to more strikes.

When One of Your "Kids" Is a Marine and He's Going to Northern Iraq

Maria D'Angelo | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
Maria D'Angelo

I see the recent atrocities recited as if they were highlights from a horror film reel, and I am aghast -- at both the way in which our media culture has been processing these assorted tragedies, and the fact that our R. is going to land dead center into this brutal mess.

Post 9/11 Groups: So Much Good From Something So Bad

KnowMore TV | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
KnowMore TV

Thirteen years ago, our country -- and the world -- was forever changed when terrorists attacked our freedom and took the lives of innocent people, our friends, our loved ones. It was a horrific day, But out of tragedy and pain, some beautiful things can be born. Strangers band together, people are kinder to one another... we're more tolerant.

Memorializing Hyperreality

Scott Thill | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

twintowers_afp_henryrayabrams.jpgHere we are, five years later, wondering how to situate, contextualize, memorialize and, most importantly, capitalize on 9/11.

How Pop Culture Can Help Us (Appropriately) Find Humor In 9/11

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

At the University of Colorado, Dr. Peter McGraw runs the Humor Research Lab, a group that tries to empirically prove what's funny and what's not. In t...

Why We Continue To Memorialize 9/11

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact

It's been more than a decade since the tragic attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, changed America forever. As each year passes, one essential question remains:...

Remembering 9/11: The Story Behind Chi Modu's Towering Tribute

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 09.11.2014 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

Somber. Soaring. Stern. Eerily silent. Chi Modu's breathtaking portrait of the late hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G. resonates as powerfully as ever on this Sept. 11 anniversary. Chi, the former staff photographer, tells the story behind this photo:

Where Were You? Life Goes On... Even After 9/11

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents
Jessica McNeill Azar

It was around 7 a.m., and being seriously upset, I did what most girls would do and called my Mom for comfort. After listening to me cry for a few minutes, she interrupted me and told me to turn the TV on, that a plane had just crashed into the World Trade Center.

A 9/11 Story

Mary Barber, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Barber, M.D.

9/11, a massive wakeup call for our whole country, was also a strong reminder for me as a physician. It reminded me to not assume anything about my patients, and that a person's life story is as important as their symptoms in determining what will happen with their illness.

How Do We Tell Our Son He Lost His Grandfather On 9/11?

Leah O’Connor | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Leah O’Connor

It was about an hour into our first date when I first learned that my now husband had lost his father in the Twin Towers on 9/11. Now, with a 4-month-old son, my husband and I wonder how we will respond when he someday asks about his grandfather.

'Reflections From Losing My Mother on 9/11'

Ed Tseng | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed Tseng

Meet Amish. He lost his mother on 9/11. She worked for Marsh & McLennan on the 97th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, right in th...

What I Learned About Life By Visiting the 9/11 Memorial

Sean Smith | Posted 09.11.2014 | New York
Sean Smith

We will always remember, we will never forget. Those words mean something different to me now than they ever did before.

Mother Remembers 9/11 Victim: 'All His Dreams Worked Out'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

On the 13th anniversary of the tragic World Trade Center attacks, the memories of that September morning are as poignant as ever. Many Americans can r...

The Cubans of 9/11

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Yoani Sanchez

Born in Matanzas in 1961, George Merino emigrated with his family when he was only 7 and settled in New York. He lived in Bayside, Queens, and was a securities analyst at Fiduciary Trust, located in the World Trade Center.

My September 11 Story

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 09.11.2014 | New York
Daniel P. Malito

We collectively share what happened 13 years ago, the events that changed our world forever, but each of us also owns a personal narrative from that fateful morning. Where I live, in the suburbs of New York City, we were especially hard hit.

Remember the Photos on My Father's Prison Walls

Noor Elashi | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Noor Elashi

Yesterday, on the eve of the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11, I received an email from my father saying that the photos affixed to the walls of his prison cell were ripped down and called "contraband" by the officer who took them.