September 28, 2001
From Ebert's movie review today:
"Responding quickly to the tragedy of Sept. 11, the makers of Zoolander did some last-minute editing. No, they didn't dub over the word 'Malaysia' or edit around the assassination of the prime minister. What they did was digitally erase the World Trade Center from the New York skyline, so that audiences would not be reminded of the tragedy, as if we have forgotten. It's a good thing no scenes were shot in Kuala Lumpur, or they probably would have erased the Petronas Towers, to keep us from getting depressed or jealous or anything."
September 17, 2001
September 16, 2001
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September 15, 2001
Kevin Elliott of About.com has written a penetrating analysis of the WTC survivor registry phenomenon, which I seem to have helped kick off:
I hope you'll forgive me if I also point out a very kind interview at News.com:
If you haven't dropped by my infamous Check-In page lately, I've posted an essay about why the time for independent survivor registries is well past. I have more thoughts on that subject which I will try to force myself to post here in the next couple of days.
September 12, 2001
My check-in list got a little out of control today. It brought my web hosting service to its knees. I finally had to knuckle under and turn it off.
It's been a surreal day. I've been interviewed by reporters from the New York Times to People magazine. The emails keep pouring in, telling me what a wonderful thing my list was, how it brought them some comfort.
And still I didn't accomplish anything useful today. I worked on the list obsessively so I wouldn't have to deal with my own feelings of grief and terror. They're welling up now, and I'm going to have to deal with them somehow.