September 11th 2001: 9/11 Terror Attacks

On this day in 2001, thirteen years ago today, two hijacked planes were crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City and another into the Pentagon building in Virginia. The Twin Towers collapsed and part of the Pentagon was badly damaged. A fourth plane was intended to strike the US Capitol Building in Washington DC but its passengers seized control from the hijackers and crashed the plane into a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people died on this terrible day and thousands more injured in the attacks which sent shockwaves around the world. The attacks were planned and carried out by members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda, and masterminded by Osama bin Laden, who was since been found and killed by US forces. The aftermath of the tragedy prompted greater focus on national security both in the US and abroad and contributed to the invasions of, and subsequent wars in, Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, thirteen years on, we remember the thousands of people who lost their lives on 9/11.

“America is under attack”
- White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card telling President Bush about the attacks

Barbara Bush may be known as the quieter of the Bush twins, but when it comes to global health, she’s anything but. At 32, the Yale graduate is co-founder and CEO of Global Health Corps, a nonprofit organization that pairs young volunteers with health and development organizations.

We caught up with Bush earlier this summer at the U.N., where she spoke about the role of entrepreneurs at this year's Global Accelerator conference, which discussed innovations needed to tackle issues like reproductive health, job creation and water and sanitation.

She hadn’t set out to work in this field, she told us.

Read our interview here: A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist


Some vintage, hilarious Amy Poehler and Tina Fey playing the ba-Bush ba-Twins on Saturday Night Live

“Boomerang” by Carlos Latuff (2001)

Today is the 40th anniversary of the U.S.-orchestrated coup against Chile’s popularly elected socialist government. At least 60,000 people were killed as a result. 

As for that OTHER 9/11, Carlos Latuff’s cartoon says it all.

A Twin Otter lands on skis in Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, Canada. Twin Otters are commonly used in the north as bush planes because they have high maneuverability, can be adapted to use skis (for winter) and floats (for water landings), and have short take-off and landing requirements. They are manufactured in Canada.



The Wild Documents 1985
Fool’s Mate, 1985.
Rare Japanese photo document of mid-80s indie/alternative/goth bands; full page photos of 136 bands from all over the world in b/w and color.
William S. Burroughs contributes an excerpt from “Academy 23″ to the rear cover of this Japanese collection.
152 pages, 25.5 x 18 cm