Post-Sept. 11 Art and Expression Sept. 11, 2001, changed the world. Since then, artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers have been trying to incorporate that reality into their imaginative lives. NPR's Lynn Neary looks at changes in art after Sept. 11.

Guests:

Craig Wright
*Playwright for the play "Recent Tragic Events" (opens Sept. 28)
*Writes for the HBO series Six Feet Under

Julia Cameron
*Poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, composer and teacher
*Author of 19 books including, The Artist's Way (Tarcher/Penguin, revised edition 2003)
*Author, Prayers from a Non-Believer (Tarcher/Penguin, 2003)

Sara Paretsky
*Author of Blacklist, the eleventh book in the VI Warshawski private eye series (Putnam, Oct. 1, 2003)

Carrie Brownstein
*Guitarist/vocalist for Portland, Ore., independent rock band Sleater-Kinney

Herbert Muschamp
*Architecture critic, The New York Times

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Collage by abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly, depicting a possible monument for Ground Zero in Manhattan. Ellsworth Kelly/Whitney Museum of American Art hide caption

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Last week, Herbert Muschamp, an art critic for The New York Times, received a very special gift: a collage from abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly depicting a possible monument for Ground Zero in Manhattan. The collage is constructed using the front page of The New York Times's Arts & Leisure section. Muschamp joins the show to talk about the gift, which he later returned and was subsequently donated anonymously to the Whitney Museum of American Art.