Shot Down: The rationale for using “No day shall erase you from the memory of time” (Aeneid) on the 9/11 memorial. As this Times op-ed explains, the quote honors the deaths of Nisus and Euryalus (remember them?) during battle, so it’s inappropriate for commemorating innocent terrorism victims. But how could the those who chose the quote know about its context? Simple, says the op-ed: “It’s called reading.” (NYT)
Taken Down: Zombies, if police hadn’t arrested this zombie hunter armed with”burglar tools, night-vision goggles and hand-drawn blueprints…a gas-powered pellet gun…five samurai swords, three daggers and other knives” at Port Authority yesterday. (NYPost).
Stripped Down: “The layers and layers of myth that have been lacquered onto [Malcom X’s] life,” by the late Columbia professor Manning Marable, whose acclaimed biography of Malcolm was just reviewed by the Times. (NYT)
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