The towers were down and there were warplanes screeching over Manhattan. Thousands were dead in a smoking ruin that looked like a scene from another war in another city in another time. But it was here and it was now, and it was said on the streets and in private conversations that we would never Read More
In the aftermath of Osama bin Laden’s death, publishers have clamored to sign deals about the event. Former Newsweek chief Jon Meacham is editing an e-book essay collection called “Beyond Bin Laden” for Random House. Peter Bergen has been signed by Crown to write the “definitive” book, tentatively called The Manhunt. One publisher, however, is Read More
There was talk of closure in the hours after President Obama delivered the news that so many New Yorkers have been awaiting for nearly 10 years. But the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of a Navy Seal team brought back none of the nearly 3,000 lives that ended on Sept. 11, 2001. Read More
Osama Bin Laden
Late Friday night, according to his now-infamous Twitter feed, Keith Urbahn toasted the end of the work week with a tall mint julep on a warm Washington evening, made from mint from his garden and 1792 small-batch Kentucky bourbon.
By the end of the weekend, Mr. Urbahn, 27, had become a minor celebrity in Read More
Front page of Asian Age, May 3, 2011; “You Knew It”
9/11: Obama will be in NYC. [Javier Hernandez]
Bin Laden Book: Peter Begen gets it started. [Ujala Sehgal]
Bin Laden Photos: White House may release them. [Helene Cooper]
Bin Laden Photos: Some seem Read More
Apparently the hipsters remain unmoved.
The website Animal NY posted this video of someone caught in the patriotic fervor last night who tried to engage his fellow L-train passengers in the spirited chanting of “U-S-A! U-S-A!”
“Bin Laden’s dead, anybody give a shit?” the man asks. “You’re welcome to the military and everyone who protects Read More
Long Island Congressman Peter King appeared on The O’Reilly Factor yesterday and the host began by asking him one of the great intro questions ever:
“Congressman, right off the bat, tell us something we don’t know.”
“Well I don’t know if everyone knows this or not, but you mentioned the fact that we Read More
How do you follow up on yesterday’s historic news?
Some papers are (still?) covering the reaction while most are getting into the more newsy backstory to how we got there. And with Obama’s visit to Ground Zero set for Thursday, the rest of the week is pretty much dedicated to Osama bin Laden.
What I’ve Read More
The Neverending Story
The Post‘s incomparable Steve Cuozzo (No. 100 on our just-released Power 100 list) got ahold of David Childs, the SOM architect responsible for the five-year-old 7 WTC and the halfway-there 1 WTC, to get his thoughts on the assassinated head of Al Queda. The Princeton-native, Yale-trained designer had some strong words for Read More
Mission Accomplished: “The raid was the culmination of years of painstaking intelligence work.” [New York Times]
Mission Accomplished: “[M]ade possible after Guantanamo prison camp detainees four years ago identified a courier who worked for bin Laden. [Erik Ortiz]
Mission Accomplished: Bin Laden hadn’t been a top goal for US in a Read More