Emily Belz

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

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Sleepers on the subway

Drug Abuse | In a crowded, busy city with a drug problem, it’s important to notice that person slumped on the floor
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/01/19, 10:38 am

A New York moment: 

For the last few years, I’ve been covering the opioid crisis, which now is more properly called the drug crisis because it encompasses substances from fentanyl to benzodiazepines. Ads in the New York City subway now describe the ways to recognize an overdose: pupils are dilated, skin is bluish, or the person is unconscious or has shallow breathing or makes gurgling sounds. If you can make it to the person with a spray of the overdose reversal drug Narcan (naloxone), you may save a life. 

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Heat waves and pop waves

New York | A teacher becomes a K-pop journalist the old-fashioned way, and New York’s mayor issues a surprise thermostat order
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/24/19, 01:14 pm

A New York moment: 

This week I talked to Jason Yu, a journalist who has covered Korean pop culture for the last decade, for a story I’m writing about KCON, a Korean pop culture convention that came to New York recently. Korean music has spread across the globe through social media, so now Yu’s primary way to report on K-pop is through his YouTube channel, Popsori, where about half of his audience is from North America. 

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Calm Sunday, busy Monday

New York | The hyped-up Sunday ICE raids in New York did not materialize; meanwhile, the Epstein case is getting more dramatic
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/17/19, 04:07 pm

A New York moment: 

At my church on Sunday, a deacon prayed for immigrants who might be feeling fear about the sweeping immigration raids that President Donald Trump had announced would begin that day. We do have immigrants in our church, so it was a simple sentence-long prayer for anyone feeling anxious. 

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