The museum's handling of the Sept. 11 attacks has long received criticisms, which have become more glaring as the 20th anniversary approaches, scholars say.
The fears articulated by the museum's advisory council are serious. For the institution to continue to ignore its own established mechanism for advice and review is reckless. Fortunately, the Brian Williams scandal offers an elegant way out. As he is removed as the museum's "voice," a new direction of compromise could finally be followed.
Far from easy closure, though, or throngs of rubbernecking tourists, the 9/11 Museum fills visitors with numbed reflection from the moment they walk through its light-filled, glass atrium. The metal detectors you encounter upon entry, with security and police at nearly every turn, have something to do with it.
This week marks the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and a memorial exhibit in New York is featuring two new additions to its collection.
If we only know James Foley as a journalist who was killed by ISIS, does witnessing his death via video make him human to us in a way that he couldn't be otherwise? Does it engender him to his mission of spreading truth?
“Such an observer would not understand the effect of displaying an artifact with such an inclusive past in a Museum devoted
It's not a substitute for visiting the museum. But there's something powerful about confronting the tower, as it was and
The ostensible purpose of "The Rise of al Qaeda," which is narrated by NBC's Brian Williams, is to explore the history of
Not everyone is peeved by it. But, a $39 hooded sweatshirt emblazoned with the phrase “in darkness, we shine the brightest
From the beginning, the Memorial felt far more like a mass-scale production than it did a true effort to commemorate the attacks.
Knowing these students will live their lives fully, seek support when they need it, tap into their own resilience when called to do so, and be the ones to continue to tell our loved one's stories long after we are gone... I am grateful, and I am content.
Another guard chimed in, "You're the reporter?.... You can't ask questions here. You can't." "I don't believe my dozen words
In telling our story, our charge was to provide a sense of historical context. This tragedy was not the result of a natural disaster; 9/11 was planned and perpetrated by human beings.
There is a way to talk about 9/11 that accurately reflects the religion of the perpetrators, explains why they attacked, and avoids conflating the religion of Islam with the ideology of al-Qaeda extremism.
A nation's politicians and foreign policy do not define its people; ordinary citizens reacting extraordinarily define its people. My neighbors, friends and thousands of other people like them make America strong, rich and resilient.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum officially opens to the public on May 21, commemorating the 2,977 lives lost to terrorism on Sept
Supporters of religion like to suggest there's no harm in people believing in God if it makes them feel better. And maybe
Now, to be fair, Christians did die on those planes and in those towers, but so did Muslims, Buddhists, atheists and other
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly took the court's rejection of the appeal to publicly mock the atheists' discrimination claims
"You can see the face clear as day, as if it’s looking down over a sacred spot," a visitor told The Sun, a British newspaper