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The New Political Novel: An Interview with David Burr Gerrard by Nicholas Mancusi
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“I admire my characters for their ability to do something that I would find far too embarrassing to do myself. Fiction can get us to experience what we might do if we were braver. Or dumber.”

After the Attack by Sara Nović
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Well, nothing at first, not right after. In those initial moments panic is still optional.

Brian Oakes by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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“If you can’t go to church, and the only way you can pray, or connect to your god, is through another process, then that becomes the thing you do.”

Not a Biopic: Olivier Assayas on Carlos by Zachary Block
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Zachary Block and Olivier Assayas discuss Assayas’s new film, Carlos. The film tells the story of Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, otherwise known as “Carlos the Jackal,” a man whose violent history was twisted and erased by the political climate of his time.

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.

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. 

Mohsen Makhmalbaf by Liza Béar
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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? 

From a Letter to Russell Banks on September 16, 2001 by Mary Morris

For the past year I have watched the bloodshed unfold in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.

Where Is the Danger? by Silvana Paternostro

On Tuesday Morning, the definition of danger that I had lived with was destroyed. Up until that moment, when I saw images that I will never forget, the answer was simple: danger was in Colombia.

Santosh Sivan’s The Terrorist by Max Winter
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The Terrorist directed by Santosh Sivan focuses on the complex moral and philosophical struggle of a prime minister’s assassin during the days leading up to the event.

Johan Grimonprez’s dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y by Mimi Thompson
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Mimicking the methods of the news media, Johan Grimonprez has created an anxiety-provoking, manipulative, and exhilarating 68-minute film titled dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y.

Djur Djura by David Byrne
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“I work on my music like a painter with a palette of colors which is the reflection of my emotions. Each album is a different color.”

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