Emily Belz

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

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A visit to the National Portrait Gallery

Art | In Washington, crowds swarmed former President Barack Obama’s new portrait on Presidents Day weekend
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/20/18, 02:59 pm

A D.C. moment:

The new official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama found a home in the National Portrait Gallery just in time for Presidents Day. The normally quiet gallery—a Smithsonian building visitors often neglect because it’s not situated along the National Mall—was swamped with crowds over the weekend to see the additions to the collection.

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Advertising exploitation

Society | Trying to escape Fifty Shades in New York, as one organization calls out the hypocrisy of the films amid the #MeToo movement
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/14/18, 12:19 pm

A New York moment:

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On a wild ticket chase

New York | A 9/11 family member tries to find a ticket to the World Trade Center, and an NYC elementary school postpones a father-daughter dance
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/06/18, 03:45 pm

A New York moment: 

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