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  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Steve Reich and Kronos Quartet on Their "Shocking, Terrifying" New Piece, WTC 9/11

    ​ Steve Reich's memorial composition WTC 9/11 -- out tomorrow, Sept. 20, on Nonesuch -- starts with the ferocious beeping of a phone left off the hook, doubled by David Harrington, violinist of the Kronos Quartet. Layers of strings pile on, and then: "They came from Boston - Goin' to L.A. - an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Steve Reich Pulls Controversial WTC 9/11 Cover Art; Kronos Quartet Supported Twin Towers Image

    ​Composer Steve Reich has retracted the artwork for his new album WTC 9/11, which is scheduled for release this September. The original cover art featured Masatomo Kuriya's infamous photograph of the second plane flying into the World Trade Center on 11 September, 2001. The photo was darkened ... More >>

  • Film

    September 29, 2004

    Like Moths to Flame

    Americans will likely swarm to Ladder 49, an unabashed homage to firefighters

  • Culture

    June 4, 2003

    The Falling

    Emotional correctness dominates this interview-turned-play about 9/11

  • News

    September 25, 2002

    The Fire Next Time

    Tony Fitzpatrick, an S.F.-based engineer and world-renowned authority on tall buildings, says the most reasonable response to the World Trade Center disaster is also one of the simplest: improved fire codes for skyscrapers

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