4 Lessons I Learned About Resilience From The Survivors Of 9/11

By: Courtney Martin / September 9, 2011

I’ve heard friends say that this past week of being inundated with 9/11-anniversary footage and commentary has been overwhelming. I can more than empathize. As the co-author of Project Rebirth: Survival and the Strength of the Human Spirit from 9/11 Survivors, I spent close to two years steeped in interview footage of those who had… More »


Tyra Banks Is Haunted By The Ghosts Of “Top Model” Contestants Past

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2011

What is Tyra Banks’ worst nightmare? Being haunted by the girls who didn’t quite win “America’s Next Top Model” and want another chance. In this awesome promo for “ANTM: All-Stars,” Tyra shows off her acting skills (read: embarrasses herself) by channeling Camille, Laura, Isis, and blood-obsessed Allison. Honestly, I think the decision to… More »


“Breaking Dawn” Breaks Out Its Official Poster

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2011

What, you haven’t already gotten your tickets for the opening night of “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1?” There’s only two months and a week left, people. Get on it! But seriously, the just-released poster for the flick does look pretty enticing. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have really mastered the art of showing passion and… More »


Mind Of Man: My Plan On 9/11

By: John DeVore / September 9, 2011

I had a plan on September 10th, 2001. It was a rough plan, just broad strokes, really. But it was a plan. Because men make plans. You can’t build a bridge or pull off a bank heist or rescue a hostage without a plan. So I had a plan to get my life in order. More »


New Book Asks, “Is Marriage For White People?”

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2011

I almost feel bad for black women. It seems like the majority of the time they’re written about in the mainstream media, it’s about one of two topics: Why aren’t any of them married? as a question or None of them are married! as a statement. How frustrating that their representation in culture is thinned… More »


“Bachelor Pad” Twist: Holly Durst And Blake Julian Are Engaged

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2011

If you, like myself, have been watching “Bachelor Pad” hoping that Holly Durst would see the light and take back sweet, sincere Michael Stagliano, give up now. It’s not going to happen. Word comes today that Holly is engaged to boring and slightly leery dentist Blake Julian, who she met on the show. Holly made… More »