Everything Has Changed, Nothing Has Changed 

Did 9/11 alter the nation forever? Or has it just become an excuse to sell us banners, baubles, and George W. Bush? A collection of reportage and criticism.



The time will come America,
When the hordes of Afghanistan
Will crash your gleaming airplanes
Into the shiny towers of Manhattan.

-- From the 1924-1925 French publication La Révolution Surrealiste, translated by Wlad Godzich, dean of humanities at UC Santa Cruz.

EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED
The Slow Pace of Peace
This movement is barely moving.
BY TIM KINGSTON

Dude, Where's My Flag?
East Bay residents justify their vehicular patriotism.
BY JUSTIN BERTON

The Resurgence of East Bay Islam
Post-9/11, East Bay mosques report an increase in conversions, attendance. BY MAYA SMITH

How Is bin Laden Like Fred Flintstone?
Not even groan-inducing disaster jokes were the same after 9/11.
BY WILL HARPER

Strokes and Stripes Forever
Take a nation of twenty- and thirtysomethings still getting their groove on in an okay economy; throw planes at their cities, then watch them come running for comfort and predictability.
BY STEFANIE KALEM

The Morlocks Take an Early Lead
9/11 was the best thing that ever happened to George Jr.
BY WILL DURST

Publish and Perish
Biologists are finally talking about the implications of their work. They'll need to do better than that.
BY MICHAEL MECHANIC

Left in a Rut
Many progressives stuck between flag-burning and flag-waving.
BY HELENE BLATTER

The Land of Milk and Kafka
Oh, you're a foreigner? Fill out these forms and get back in line.
BY MELISSA HUNG

NOTHING HAS CHANGED
9/11 -- Get Over It
Let's face it -- your life isn't really that much different.
BY CHRIS THOMPSON

New! Improved! Your Country at War!
Cashing in on human tragedy is an American tradition.
BY MICHAEL MECHANIC

Apocalypse? Nah.
So far, movies haven't had much to say about 9/11. Let's count ourselves lucky.
BY KELLY VANCE

These Johnnys Ain't Marching
Expected military enlistment boom was a bust.
BY HELENE BLATTER

Big Brother Goes to College
The war on terror as a campus software project.
BY KARA PLATONI

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