Emily Belz

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

Long lost treasure

Culture | A Spanish play lost for 400 years gets a warm reading before a New York audience
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/18/18, 12:39 pm

A New York moment: 

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Night of remembrance

Persecution | An Episcopal church in Manhattan offers prayers for Asia Bibi at a service for persecuted Christians
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/04/18, 05:30 pm

A New York moment: 

Last Wednesday churches around the world lit up red in solidarity with persecuted Christians, an event called Red Wednesday. Here in New York the only church I found that marked the day was Calvary-St. George, an Episcopal church. Calvary-St. George’s music director, Kamel Boutros, comes from an often-persecuted group in Egypt, the Copts. 

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A rivalry is born

Sports | After a fierce battle with an American challenger, Magnus Carlsen retains his World Chess Champion title
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/03/18, 04:08 pm

Twenty-six-year old Fabiano Caruana, born in Brooklyn, used to play chess at Manhattan's Marshall Chess Club when he was so little that the club stacked books on a chair for him to reach the table. Grown men remembered losing to the then-8-year-old boy.

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