Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:
Eleven years later, there’s a Latino arts gala at the Mayflower tonight, a “black tie and sneakers” ball for sports boosters, a tennis championship final, a seminar on “defusing the debt bomb.” Dana Milbank sees today’s busy-yet-banal social calendar as proof of how ordinary 9/11 has become.
In other news: Katie Couric (who, in MSNBC’s real-time replay of 9/11 coverage this morning is still “Today” co-host) opened her new daytime talk show Monday with a skit where she awakes from a crazy dream about hosting the evening news. In bed beside her: Matt Lauer! Writes Lisa de Moraes: “Did you see that one coming? We sure did!”
“They mean a lot to a lot of different people, and I would never try to take that away from them. I just want to stay focused on what I am doing now.”
— Molly Ringwald on dealing with fans’ continued interest in her old movies when, hey, she’s writing novels now! “What am I going to tell people? Don’t like those movies?” she tells our colleague Jen Chaney.