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.

Lessons From Tree of Life One Year After Synagogue Massacre

October 27, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From the New York Post

Sunday will mark one year since the Tree of Life massacre, the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history.

It’s a day to reflect on the lives so brutally taken, and on the need for vigilance...

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Controversy aside, ‘Green Book’ is a film worth seeing

July 25, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From Fox News

Despite this week’s controversy swirling around the personal lives of some of its creators, “Green Book” remains among the year’s best films, and worth seeing for its essential message.

Last Sunday the film took...

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Stand Up for Powerless Women: Advocates for Sex Trafficking Victims Are Few and Far Between

March 9, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Daily News

March 8 is United Nations-designated International Women’s Day, which has roots in the fight for better and safer working conditions in the U.S. This year, many global corporations are marking the...

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Why Hollywood Just Can’t Get It Right When It Comes to Women

December 27, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Two-thousand and eighteen was the year of the female avenger in popular culture. In a year bookended by Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes exhortation for greater representation of female stories and the death of...

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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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