PARALLEL WORLDS….New York magazine asks, What if 9/11 never happened? Props where they’re due: Andrew Sullivan’s breezy, bloggy, occasionally self-mocking parallel universe construction is by far the highlight of the package. (Which is not a high bar. Most of the entries are so dull they make you long for the gray, bubbly grandeur that is dishwater.)

On the other hand, Matt Yglesias’s parallel universe is pretty good too. Why didn’t New York ask him to contribute? At least he used to live there.