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Processing Paris

Shannon Cutts | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Shannon Cutts

In the wake of the shock of Paris, I had allowed myself to adopt and believe what I now realize is a lie I've been telling myself - that this is the best we, the world, which includes me personally, can do, and there is no way it can or will ever get better.

Within You Without You: George Harrison and a Popular Dialogue among Civilizations

Hirad Abtahi | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Hirad Abtahi

Mid-late 1960s: West goes East. While it was John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Canada that initiated Rock n' Roll Diplomacy, George Harrison was the first to apply that concept to music.

The Walk -- Phenomenal and a Bit Terrifying

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 10.07.2015 | Teen

This film is based on the true story of high-wire artist Philippe Petit who recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

The Week in Movies: The Walk, The Martian

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The New York Film Festival is underway and two of the biggest commercial titles of the fall are in its lineup. (They also happen to be opening this week). Neither of these lives up to the hype, though I recognize that will be a distinctly minority opinion.

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

9/11 Survivor Captured In Iconic Photo Dies Of Cancer

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

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Tourist Brings Loaded Guns To 9/11 Memorial

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.07.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say a tourist has been arrested on charges she carried two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City. A ...

Rihanna's New Single "American Oxygen" and What it Means for America

Natalie Kalin | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Natalie Kalin

If Rihanna does in fact feel the growing changes in the US, we must ask ourselves a greater question: if a celebrity--a citizen that is very removed from the face of danger or misdeed--is feeling distraught over America's current state, what does that mean for our country?

Every Time Conservatives Mention Benghazi in 2015, Liberals Should Remind Them of September 11, 2001

H. A. Goodman | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

If their names were Clinton and Kerry, or Hagel and Susan Rice, what would Rush Limbaugh have said about their failure to protect America?

Images Matter: ISIL Knew That

Michelle Kraus | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Images do matter and again the terrorists understand their insidious power. Social media was not meant for this.

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

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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.

My September 11 Story

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 11.10.2014 | 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.

What I Want My Kids To Know About 9/11

Jeannette Bellesfield | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Jeannette Bellesfield

I never thought I'd have to explain the events to my own children one day. But here I am, 13 years and two kids later, wondering what to say to them.

That September Morning

Sarah Sweeney | Posted 10.12.2014 | New York
Sarah Sweeney

Every year, this day sneaks up on me, like a wedding or Christmas. That underlying stress I can't put my finger on until it arrives and I'm forced to either feel or act like nothing happened. I woke up. I lived.

Astoria Characters: The Guys With the Great Garden

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.21.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

People stop and stare and hold their babbling babies up to the wrought-iron railing. It's not every day you see a koi pond on Ditmars Boulevard. Or a garden that looks as though it outgrew Architectural Digest.

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

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Molly Alexander Darden

A nation's politicians and foreign policy do not define its people; ordinary citizens reacting extraordinarily define its people. My neighbors, friends and thousands of other people like them make America strong, rich and resilient.

A Cultural Reverie on the New 9-11 Memorial Museum

Bob Deutsch | Posted 07.13.2014 | Media
Bob Deutsch

The lower Manhattan site has been cleaned up and a new mega-skyscraper has risen from the rubble. Not yet so for the American psyche.

Grave Robbing or Archaeology?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Where does the idea of "desecration" begin and the idea of "important scientific research" end?

First Nighter: Bikeman, Thomas F. Flynn's Captivating 9/11 Memoir

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Because of the hell into which he was thrown with thousands, Flynn conjures moments reminiscent of Dante's Inferno. There are even echoes in his lines of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. And what could be more understandable?

These Interactive Photos Of Lower Manhattan Show Just How Far We've Come Since 9/11

The Huffington Post | Jake Bialer | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

The loss of the Twin Towers twelve years ago forever changed the appearance of lower Manhattan. Below, the collection of interactive before/after ...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remembering 9/11

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Twelve years ago we were hurt, wounded, scared and maybe even downtrodden, but we were never defeated.

These Photos Of 9/11 First Responders Break Our Hearts, But They Also Make Us Damn Proud

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Very little needs to be said about the following photos of first responders on September 11th, 2001 and during the subsequent recovery efforts. The im...

LOOK: The Heart-Wrenching Images Of 9/11 That We'll Never Forget

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Twelve years after the Sept. 11 attacks, these images still resonate, reminding of the absolute physical and emotional devastation that so many people...

Rights To Iconic Name Sold For Just $10

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. -- The public agency that owned the World Trade Center sold its naming rights to a nonprofit more than two decades ago for $10 and...

What I Want You to Hear in Tribute to 9/11

Dr. Karin Luise | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin Luise

Today, may the gentle sounds of our whispered blessings rise up and join together in the September skies, covering our nation with a sheltering blanket of reverence, unity, and meaning.