Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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New York security blitz

Cities | Residents forgot what it was like to have a president in town
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/12/19, 01:05 pm

A New York moment: 

On Sunday night I was walking on the eastern side of Midtown near Trump Tower, and noticed police everywhere with checkpoints and dogs. But my mind didn’t put two and two together, and I asked a police officer what was going on. 

“Trump,” he said.

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The great disappearing film

Cinema | With a competitive movie environment and new hurdles to distribution, some worthy films go unseen by American audiences
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/07/19, 03:35 pm

One night in 2016, New York resident Joel Darling accompanied some friends to the Tribeca Film Festival and watched a film he knew little about. El Clásico, from Kurdish director Halkawt Mustafa, tells the story of two bickering, soccer-obsessed brothers in Iraq. Both of the brothers are little people (dwarfs) who travel to Madrid on a mission to meet a famous soccer player. 

Darling loved it.

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At the polls in New York

New York | Election Day in New York City brings bundled ballot questions
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/05/19, 05:31 pm

A New York moment: 

Election Day is a time when New York City feels like a small town. When I strolled into my precinct voting location midmorning on Tuesday—a school gym, where wall posters reminded students to think about how their actions affect others—I was the 55th person to cast a vote. 

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