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A personal recollection

What I saw 9/11: Grim scenes, the smell of carnage and signs of hope at Ground Zero

By Meredith Riddle

I was 24 years old on Sept. 11, 2001, and working in New York City at Teen People Magazine on the 35th floor of the Time & Life building in Rockefeller Center.   It was a crisp and cle ...


When we need comedy most

How 9/11 made us funnier: A decade of honesty in comedy

By Duncan Carson

“The truth is funny. Honest discovery, observation, and reaction is better than contrived invention.” -Del Close, Truth In Comedy   When comedy touches on global tragedies ...


9/11: Looking back and moving forward

Collateral Damage: How the terrorists hijacked my sister's birthday

By Christina Pesoli

The name Monica is not one-of-a-kind. It’s no Moon Unit or Suri or Apple.  But it’s never made the list of most popular baby names of the year, either.  So, in 1998 when the s ...


Remembering 9/11

9/11 WTC survivor: Texas author James Hime commemorates anniversary with release of new novel

By Arden Ward

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Texas native and budding author James Hime sat in the Manhattan Dining Room on the 66th Floor of 2WTC (the south tower of the World Trade Center). While ha ...


Remembering 9/11

Three Thousand Bridges: An excerpt from James Hime's new novel about September 11th

By Arden Ward

On September 11, 2001, Texas native James Hime was on the 66th floor of South Tower of the World Trade Center. He survived the attacks that day and returned to his home in Texas to write about it.& ...


Weekend Roundup

What's the best way to commemorate 9/11 ten years later?

By Michael Graupmann

Well, it's ten years later. The tragic events of 9/11/01 were a full decade ago as of Sunday, and now it's an anniversary of sorts, a national holiday even called Patriot Day. Ten years ...


9/11 10th anniversary

Lawrence Wright's My Trip to Al-Qaeda and his conversation with today's college students: What do they remember?

By Lauren Wolf

Ten years ago, I was sitting in a high school science classroom with my fellow seniors, waiting for the morning tardy bell to ring while the muted morning news played on our teacher’s televis ...


Central Texas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

300 West 6th Street

The Texas Firewalkers will be hosting a memorial event to commemorate the lives of those who died on Sep 11, 2002. Each participant in the Stair Climb will be assigned an accountibility tag of one


Four Lions Screening

Alamo Drafthouse - Village

As is entirely appropriate, the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is a time for national mourning and reflection. Stories of heroism and tragedy resound again as we think back on that horrible day and many


The September Concert

Austin City Hall

Founded on the first anniversary of September 11th by Sister Cities International, The September Concert is a New York-based, now global event which envelops the world in music surrounding the date


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