September 11

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Shelley Marlow’s Two Augusts in a Row in a Row by Kevin Killian
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Brooklyn-based Shelley Marlow, a first-time novelist, has created a memorable protagonist in Philomena/Phillip, a late-bloomer if ever there was one, a performance artist and researcher in 2001 New York. 

Elisabeth Subrin by Gary M. Kramer
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“All evidence is wrong. It’s distressed—just like memory.”

September 11, 2001 (Please Stop Saying 9/11) by Nick Stillman
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Nick Stillman points to Christopher Saucedo’s September 11, 2001 (Please Stop Saying 9/11) as an example of artistic retrospective through portraiture and branding.

2001 by Sabine Russ
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Sabine Russ maps Wolfgang Staehle’s 2001 onto 2011, tracing the painful and cathartic implications of its memory.

Thomas Pletzinger by Sufjan Stevens
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Writer Thomas Pletzinger and New York-musician Sufjan Stevens on life on the road, their favorite brooklyn haunts, and Pletzinger’s novel Funeral for a Dog.

The Color of Night by Madison Smartt Bell

This First Proof contains an excerpt from The Color of Night, by Madison Smartt Bell.

Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne by Salvatore Pan
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Teddy Wayne’s first novel, which involves a Middle Eastern computer programmer’s move to New York City in the days before 9/11, is a work that is ripe with beauty and potential. Salvatore Pane deconstructs the superstructure.

Rebecca Solnit by Astra Taylor
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Filmmaker Taylor delves into Solnit’s book, A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster, where the preconceptions of human nature are exposed and the triumphs of civil society are extolled.

Nichole Argo and Omar Amanat
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Producer Omar Amanat speaks with author Nichole Argo on her groundbreaking study, The Human Bombs Project.

Editor’s Corner by Betsy Sussler
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Three master short-story writers have books out this spring: Deborah Eisenberg’s Twilight of the Superheroes; Amy Hempel’s The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel; and A.M. Homes’s This Book Will Save Your Life, a novel. 

Adam Curtis’s The Power of Nightmares by Linda Hoagland

It is difficult to gauge the level of outrage that will greet the US release of Adam Curtis’s film The Power of Nightmares, originally broadcast as a three-part BBC series last October. 

Poem Written From November 30 to March 27 by Juliana Spahr

After September 11, I kept thinking that the United States wouldn’t invade Afghanistan. I was so wrong about that.

September 11 by Betsy Sussler

Everyone in New York has cried a wall of tears since it happened. 

October 1, 2001 by Craig Lucas

Throughout the Cold War, the American people were successfully talked into conflating our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms with “free-market capitalism.” These are two different things. There is nothing in the Constitution about profits or markets or capitalism. It’s time to put an end to profiteering as the primary goal behind our foreign policy.

September 26, 2001 by Deborah Eisenberg

Everyone is so tired—everyone I speak to—so forgetful; it’s so difficult to concentrate, everyone says. 

New York Cut Up by Glenn O'Brien

And that’s when it happened. The fucking enemy shows up.

Notes from the Editors: September 11 by Glenn O'Brien, Leslie Dick, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Craig Lucas, Deborah Eisenberg, Betsy Sussler, Silvana Paternostro, Mary Morris, Alison Summers & Jack Stephens

Everyone in New York has cried a wall of tears since it happened.

From an E-mail to a Close Friend from High School: September 16, 2001 by Jack Stephens

Every time I see a construction worker, Red Cross worker, Salvation Army captain, policeman, fireman, Sanitation Department broom pusher walk by my Greenwich Street window, I want to cheer and weep—this brave parade to the pit of doom.

No Justice, No Peace by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe

I was up early in the morning and saw and heard the television reports as it happened. I was shocked but not surprised.

Vocabulary fades, ghostlike … by Leslie Dick

What do we call what happened? 

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