Emily Belz

Emily reports for WORLD Magazine from New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

A Canadian town’s hospitality

Theater | Revisiting the remarkable 9/11 story of Gander, Newfoundland
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/13/18, 02:33 pm

A New York moment:

This Broadway show has been out for a year, but last week someone gifted me a ticket to Come from Away. It’s based on the true 9/11 story from Gander, Newfoundland. Am I the last person to hear this story? The NBC special on it is a tear-jerker, and captures the essential narrative of Come from Away. If anyone knows any particularly good articles or accounts about Gander, please email me.

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Newsies in the making

Education | Seventh-graders read an actual print newspaper, and a New Yorker pretends to be a British royalty expert on TV
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/06/18, 12:11 pm

A Connecticut middle-school moment:

On a reporting trip in Connecticut last week for a forthcoming story, I spent a morning in a seventh-grade classroom. The students were diligently finishing up a worksheet on a book they were reading together. Once they turned in their sheets, the teacher set aside time for them to read the local newspaper—the print edition! The teacher has them regularly write reports on newspaper articles.

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Living to fight another day

Religious Liberty | The Supreme Court narrowly rules for the Christian baker in Masterpiece, while strongly condemning Colorado’s treatment of religious beliefs on marriage
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/04/18, 02:48 pm

After six years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Christian cake baker Jack Phillips in the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This case was one of the most-watched of the term, and was the first big showdown between gay rights and religious freedom since the court forced states to legalize same-sex marriage in 2015.

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