Sept. 11 Came Early this Year

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Pace University’s three-day “Aftershock” conference (“Rethinking the Future Since Sept. 11″) will have closed its curtains by the weekend.

Katie Couric weighs in tonight with an assessment of national security while Ted Koppel will dig in Sunday.

The two photo exhibits downtown will stick around for a while, but if you want to see a set of memorial quilts, you better get there Friday.

It’s obvious why presenters would want to start early, but we have to wonder, how long can Americans remain in this commemorative state?

Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center” (starring Nicolas Cage, above) premiered three weeks ago on 2,957 screens. It has already closed on 55 of them.

-Matthew Schuerman