What we're watching (all times EDT, unless noted): U.S. Open tennis is on ESPN2 at 7. College football (Arizona-Oklahoma State) is on ESPN at 8. Baseball (Phillies-Brewers or Indians-White Sox) is on MLB Network at 8. The NFL season opener (Packers-Saints) is on NBC at 8:30. And there's a WNBA doubleheader (Chicago-Minnesota at 8, Tulsa-Phoenix at 10) on NBATV.
The quasi-legal story of 9/11 memorabilia sellers: "A few years ago, I saw photo books featuring people jumping from the Twin Towers. Whether a concession to decorum or marketing, the jumpers have disappeared. But the commodification of 9/11 images can still be unsettling. The ambulatory vendors understand the sensitivity of their role. Instead of loudly hawking their wares, they sidle up to tourists and engage them in conversation. A favorite sales strategy is to point to a nearby building, then open a book to reveal 9/11 photographs of the same building, often engulfed in debris." [Slate]
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