50 years in 50 weeks: 2001's tragedies, tallies, tittilation

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Thursday November 4, 2021
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50 years in 50 weeks: 2001's tragedies, tallies, tittilation

We were all so naïve back then.

Early in 2001, my Sports Complex column achieved new levels of snark in my occasional 'sporn' forays (the intersection of sports and porn, thunk up long before Brit writer Mark Simpson claimed it as his own) with , about Colt and Playgirl model and one-time porn bottom Chad Ullery, who co-starred in an American Gladiators ripoff.

In September, things changed.

A more somber sports column ruminated on Mark Bingham's heroism.

But even after the tragedies of September 11, our Arts section remained somewhat aloof in coverage or perspectives on 9/11. Lily Tomlin

was interviewed.

San Francisco Opera got a feature in October. The attitude seemed to be, "Keep Calm and carry on."

The 2001 year in review issue from November 22 offers an overview of the arts highlights in a year stuck in amber by the catch phrase, "Never Forget," but one some would prefer to.

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