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The Conflict Has Come to Us

When the Twin Towers were attacked in 2001, some said it would be the start of World War Three. A chorus of critics dismissed this claim as exaggerated and melodramatic: but what has unfolded before our very eyes these past years has only made those predictions seem more dire in terms of how quickly developments have unfolded. Show More Summary

Charlie Hebdo: A Trap for France

One of the editorial cartoons provoked by the Charlie Hebdo attack depicts an airplane flying towards two gigantic pencils, evoking the horrific 2001 attack on the twin towers. Indeed, many here view the attack on the French satirical...Show More Summary

Charlie Hebdo’s All-or-Nothing Satire

3 weeks agoNews : News Desk

As the twin towers of the World Trade Center were a symbol of one aspect of American culture—the power, wealth, and ambition of Wall Street—the small, caustic weekly Charlie Hebdo is a symbol of the French satirical tradition. The magazine has been a continual celebration of the freedom to make fun of everyone and everything. Show More Summary

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I lived in Boston, where the planes originated, when the twin towers were hit on September 11, 2001. I lived in London on July 7, 2005 when bombs went off in the tube and on buses.  And where an innocent man was killed in a panic. And now I am in Paris. The feelings are […]

New WTC towers fill with tech tenants

When lower Manhattan's new World Trade Center was conceived a decade ago, nobody had in mind a Silicon Valley in the sky. Financial companies, which dominated the original twin towers, are scarce... To view the full story, click the title link.

Linkage: Baroque Villa Asks $30M; a Lavish Seattle Lake House; More!

Photo by Tim Bies via Architizer · Meet the family behind a 1,300-year-old hotel. · Truly odd-ball four-bedroom asks $370K. · Architect's '40s home in Cyprus adds a beautiful pavilion. · 15 photos of the Twin Towers in the 1970s....

Book Review: CLOG: World Trade Center

CLOG: World Trade CenterCLOG, 2014Paperback, 168 pagesNo one needs to be reminded the the Twin Towers were destroyed in a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, so the latest issue of CLOG is a welcoming thing, since it focuses on the pre-2001 existence of the towers and the other parts of the World Trade Center development in Lower Manhattan. Show More Summary

Will We Ever Try the 9/11 Mastermind?

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Fourteen long years after the bombing of the Twin Towers, the legal proceedings for the men who allegedly plotted the attack drag on. And on. And on.

Alan Keyes: Obama Is Crumbling America Like The Twin Towers Crumbled. Or Something

Alan Keyes went on one of his rants on Rick Wiles’ radio show. Keyes told host Rick Wiles that while the government should follow God’s laws, Obama wants to become God and appoint himself Führer: “We are not, as citizens, always supposed to be trying to lift up some Fuhrer the way the Germans thought. [...]

This Is What Russell Brand Is Actually Campaigning For

Russell Brand has come a long way since showing up for work dressed as Osama Bin Laden on the day after the Twin Towers were grounded. The comedian-turned-political activist is now fighting for a much more radical change that involves...Show More Summary

International Trailer Unleashed For The Walk

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The international teaser trailer for The Walk movie has been unleashed. The story focuses on Philippe Petit’s famous high-wire crossing between the the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center as told in Petit’s 2002 book, To Reach the Clouds. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring as Petit. Show More Summary

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Attempts to Cross Twin Towers in 'The Walk' Teaser Trailer

Check out Joseph Gordon-Levitt walking to the edge on top of the World Trade Center in a brand new teaser trailer for his film The Walk, which hits theaters on October 2, 2015! The 33-year-old actor is joined in the Robert Zemeckis-directed film by Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, and James Badge Dale. PHOTOS: Check [...]

Video: Philippe Petit's Twin Towers Wire Walk Gets 3-D IMAX Treatment

The Man On Wire documentary was so compelling and well done that it's kind of absurd Hollywood is remaking the true story as a feature film, but hey: 3-D IMAX? We're in. The movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit—the man who walked a wire between the Twin Towers in 1974—and you can watch a teaser below (it's not in theaters until October 2015). [ more › ]

Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt Walk Between the Twin Towers in First Trailer for ‘The Walk’

It’ll be nearly a year before we can see Robert Zemeckis’ film The Walk in theaters — in iMAX and 3D,… Read More

Watch the Teaser Trailer for ‘The Walk’ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The Walk tells the true story of Philippe Petit, the French high-wire artist who in 1974 walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Robert Zemeckis, who directed Back to the Future and Forrest Gump is behind the film, … The post Watch the Teaser Trailer for ‘The Walk’ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt appeared first on Highsnobiety.

The First Trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk

2 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt re-enacts Philippe Petit's famous walk between the Twin Towers The post The First Trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

‘The Walk’ Teaser Trailer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Plans His Twin Towers Walk

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Back when the Twin Towers were still standing, thousands of people walked between them every day. But only one did so 1,350 feet above the ground. Robert Zemeckis‘ The Walk is the story of that man, Philippe Petit. Joseph Gordon-Levitt...Show More Summary

The Secret Life of Passwords

Howard Lutnick, the chief executive of Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the world’s largest financial-services firms, still cries when he talks about it. Not long after the planes struck the twin towers, killing 658 of his co-workers and friends, including his brother, one of the first things on Lutnick’s mind was passwords. Show More Summary

Soundgarden – “Kristi” (Stereogum Premiere)

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Next week, Soundgarden will release the three-CD rarities collection Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path, which has already yielded the songs “Storm” and “Twin Tower.” One of the set’s unreleased songs is “Kristi,” a crushing riff-rocker that the band recorded during the sessions for their 1996 album Down On The Upside. According to [...]

Soundgarden – “Twin Tower”

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Since learning about Soundgarden’s B-sides and rarities comp Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path we’ve heard early original “Storm” and a Sly Stone cover. Now comes another previously unreleased track, a hard-hitting, discordant instrumental called “Twin Tower.” The song makes me feel like I’m climbing a narrow spiral staircase to great heights, so [...]

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