01. The 9/11 Tapes: The Story in the Air

“A selection of audio recordings from the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.), North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) and American Airlines from the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. The recordings, some of which have been published previously, are being released in a multimedia report originally intended to be part of the Sept. 11 Commission’s 2004 report.” #highlyrecommended  (nyt)

02. 9/11 Magazine Covers

“Sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors, this compilation of a decade’s worth of 9/11-related covers reminds us of how we responded then and of the changes those events led to. Immediately after the attacks, TV, radio, newspapers and the Internet covered the story. Instantly, thoroughly, emotionally. It was—and continues to be—the responsibility of magazines to tell the story of 9/11 with a deeply personal yet historically broader perspective.” (magculture>asme)

03. Long Story Shortlist, 9/11 Edition

NYT’s The 6th Floor blog selects a handful of short stories on 9/11 (nyt6thfloor)

04. Drinking at 1,300 Ft: A 9/11 Story About Wine and Wisdom
“Maybe it shouldn’t have been so hard to write. Looking back, it had everything: merriment, adventure, and a journey to the top of the world. It contained a crash into ground zero on one of the darkest days in America’s history and a search for fulfillment afterward. Yet for ten years, the words were trapped inside me and I couldn’t get them out.

We all know the feeling of wanting to do something so well and so badly that we try too hard and can’t do it at all. In the end, though, there’s no trick to being yourself. So I’m simply going to tell this story the way it happened.” (esquire)

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