City Desk

Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, we've been digging through the Sept. 7, 2001, issue of Washington City Paper, the last pre-9/11 issue. We'll be publishing some interesting things we find between now and next weekend.

Today: An ad for an Amnesty International event that, considering Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo, and extraordinary rendition, feels a little too eerily prescient in retrospect.

9/11, Ten Years Later

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  • Michael Schaffer

    Other fun things about this ad: It takes place at a Borders. And its sponsor is "the online edition of the Christian Science Monitor." Because, like, there was another edition, too!