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March 18, 2002 Issue

"September 11 seems like a long time ago -- but it really wasn't."
-- "Pain of the Heroes"

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FEATURES
Shadow of the Towers
BY MERYL GORDON
To relatives and friends of victims, September 11 created private pain that a few months can't begin to erase. But even New Yorkers who didn't suffer firsthand -- who didn't run for their lives or see falling bodies from their living-room windows -- are experiencing more depression, more anxiety, more health problems than expected. Six months on, experts say, we're in a second wave of grief. Plus: New Yorkers talk about their personal journeys since the tragedy.

Pain of the Heroes
BY CHRIS SMITH
On September 11, New York's firefighters provided the city and the world with a new definition of heroism. But rebuilding the department, while still burying their dead and caring for their families, calls for a different kind of bravery. They're angry at budget cuts, union leaders, the makers of the CBS documentary. But many vets are more committed than ever, partly because, says one, "they can teach the young guys that this job isn't all about death."

Latin-American Pier
BY GEORGE KALOGERAKIS
America invented the teenager -- and, for better or worse, the teen movie. And it may take a Mexican turned New Yorker, Alfonso Cuarón, director of Y Tu Mamá También (which hits theaters this week), to reinvent it.

GOTHAM
Horror Shows
How the culture industry is grappling with September 11.
Gennifer Does Chelsea
Going Live With Penny Crone

GOTHAM REAL ESTATE
GOTHAM STYLE

DEPARTMENTS
Letters

Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF
Is the Times' Tom Friedman reporting Middle East reality in his column, or creating it?

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
Trash talk: Is the $200 million we spend to haul garbage a necessity, or a political gift to Guy Molinari?

Naked City
BY AMY SOHN
Porno 101: A new class teaches the magic of making your own

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Tennis totes, Kate Spade sneaks, and Burberry bikinis for your baby
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
The bohemian look (on a bohemian budget)
Plus: Daily Sales Update

Travel
BY TARA MANDY
New Parisian nightclubs; spring skiing; creative solutions to luggage troubles

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Alfonso Cuarón's Y Tu Mamá También is emotionally and sexually charged

Books
BY DANIEL MENDELSOHN
Ian McEwan tests the boundaries of reality and fiction in Atonement

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON
One Mo' Time makes its spunky way to Broadway; The Crucible is shrewd, but not stirring

Art
BY MARK STEVENS
The eclectic, ironic Whitney Biennial 2002 breaks few rules -- and pays little attention to painting

TV Notes
BY JOHN LEONARD

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS
Aprile Millo is the weakest link in a much-awaited Adriana Lecouvreur

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN
Ingenious fare keeps the table-hopping to a minimum at Theo

CUE
Top Five
Movies
Music & Nightlife
Theater
Art
Kids
Classical & Dance
The Mix

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