Commentary

Opinion pieces that have appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The American Spectator, and The New York Sun.

How My Pittsburgh Hometown Is Coping With The Synagogue Shooting

November 1, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

The Jewish community in this leafy Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill is painfully burying 11 of its members this week, after the idyllic peace here was shattered by an anti-Semitic madman on a mindless killing...

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‘Pretty Woman’ Heads to Broadway — Still Sugar-Coating Ugly Truths

August 4, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

“Pretty Woman: The Musical,” an adaptation of the 1990 blockbuster film with Julia Roberts about a gorgeous, young prostitute and a handsome, taciturn billionaire who fall in love, is set to open on Broadway Aug....

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On Independence Day, Remember Freedom Depends on Transcending Divides

July 10, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

This Independence Day, instead of despairing over the country’s division, Americans might take a moment to consider that independence includes having the right to disagree without hatred or violence.

Since the 2016...

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What Mr. Rogers Understood About NYC Neighborhoods

June 25, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Mister Rogers would’ve been sad about the way we treat each other.

That thought occurred to me as I sat in a Kips Bay theater one afternoon last week, escaping the heat and watching “Won’t You Be My...

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What City Singles Should Be Thankful For This Holiday

November 24, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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What are New York’s singles thankful for this season?

Are we thankful to live in a city where each new season brings an influx of men and women to this island of strivers and with them new opportunities for...

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‘Wonder Woman’ Box Office Take Proves Audiences Get Strong, Nurturing Female Heroes

September 12, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The NY Observer

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Late last month, after Titanic director James Cameron characterized this summer’s hit film Wonder Woman as “a step backwards” for women, and called the film’s protagonist, played by...

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Ways to Restore the Romance That Dating Apps Kill

May 18, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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From the mid-’90s arrival of Match.com through the launch of dating apps like Tinder in the early 2010s, technology has altered the way most big-city singles look for love — and not in a good way.

For many men...

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April Fools, in Love

April 2, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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We’ve all been there.

Some say you need to be a fool to fall in love, and maybe that’s true. Elvis Presley’s classic song, “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” while cautioning that “Wise men say/only fools rush...

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Here’s Why Many New York Women Did Not March

January 28, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Observer

People are blocked from passing Trump Tower during the Women's March in New York City on January 21, 2017.  Hundreds of thousands of people flooded US cities Saturday in a day of women's rights protests to mark President Donald Trump's first full day in office. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith        (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

Sometimes strength of character means standing alone…

Last Saturday, women’s marches happened around the world, by some estimates drawing 400,000 marchers here in New York City.

These events, undeniably a...

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Getting Past the Politically Driven Social-media Hate

December 30, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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For many Americans, 2016 was a year in which contentious political disputes at times spilled over into their personal lives, with social media pushing apart friends, neighbors and even family.

At the tail end of a...

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