Features

Newsfeatures and service pieces exploring topics ranging from life on the West Bank to finding the perfect afternoon tea in Manhattan's swankiest salons.

Why Valentine’s Day Has Would-be Lovers Going Offline

February 13, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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In an age of technology-assisted dating, when the text has displaced the phone call, the virtual “wink” has replaced face-to-face flirtation and swiping right or left has supplanted striding across the room...

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New Yorkers who find love after 40 — and beyond

October 6, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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At 42, Phil Reinstein, an insurance broker from Huntington, LI, became single after a dozen years of marriage. He and his wife, a teacher, separated and eventually divorced.

Reinstein dated, but, largely preoccupied...

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Self-Induced Desperation Is The Most Dangerous Kind

September 21, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From Jewish World Review

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In a semi-autobiographical novel, a former editor for The Washington Post and United Press International reveals the media’s myopic denial of a Middle East mess they so enthusiastically helped create

The...

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An Olympic Voice for Women of South Sudan

August 17, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The Washington Examiner

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Earlier this month in the Olympic Opening Ceremony, the world saw Rose Nathike Lokonyen, 23, a South Sudanese runner, stride into Maracana stadium bearing the flag of the International Olympic Committee and...

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How 2015 Debunked the ‘War on Women’

December 31, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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Considering all we’ve heard about the supposed “war on women,” you might be surprised to hear that 2015 was a great year for the fairer sex in America. And 2016 will probably be, too.

Despite ubiquitous political...

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There’s A Saving Grace For Victims of Prostitution

December 23, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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They’re teenagers and young women. They like to braid each other’s hair, and to do glittery arts-and-crafts projects. Some are as young as 12 or 13. Many hope to receive an iPod for Christmas, but would be happy to...

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Activist Returns From Addis in Wake of Obama’s Visit

August 19, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The Huffington Post

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Sudanese-American human rights activist Simon Deng traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on August 11th to be a “voice of peace” as Southern Sudanese leaders faced President Obama’s August 17th...

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Why New York Women Wish They Lived in the ‘Mad Men’ Era

May 15, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

The final episode of AMC’s “Mad Men” this Sunday heralds the end of a TV era. The show’s seven seasons covered the turbulent decade from 1960 until 1970, dramatizing changing styles and social mores in the...

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JICNY Gala Combined Retro Charm With Big Town Glam

January 13, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Blueprint

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Over 380 turned out for Gatsy-themed eve in Times Square

Hundreds of young professionals broke out their bow ties, feather boas, and pearls for Jewish International Connection New York’s...

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Sparkling Winter Galas For Good Causes

January 13, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Blueprint

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As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, it may be tempting to crawl under the covers after work and induge in Netflix binges (House of...

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