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Since the seventeenth century — when it was founded as a Dutch trading post — it has been a centre of trade and one of the main gateways for immigration to the United States. One of the first megacities, its current population is 8. From Carnegie Hall to MoMA , public-private partnerships linking civic ambition with wealthy philanthropists have endowed the city with world-class non-profit cultural institutions. New York City is currently developing its first cultural plan, to be launched in As well as being the capital of finance and law in the United States, New York is a centre for the creative industries: This is not all by chance: International tourism, now representing one fifth of all visitors, has increased even more sharply. Culture is one of the main drivers of tourism, and the culture sector also benefits greatly from tourist spending. Closer to the ground, the High Line — a park created on an old, elevated railway line — is now attracting 5 million visitors per year, and has inspired imitation in other cities.

Bringing It All Back Home

Administrators at Jewish sleepaway camps say they discourage campers from getting frisky with each other. But former campers tell a different story, of counselors who turned a blind eye or even gently egged their campers on. The unspoken subtext, they say, is Jewish continuity. Like a PG version of Taglit-Birthright Israel — during which Jewish somethings are known to fall for each other while they fall in love with Israel — Jewish summer camps acquaint adolescents with their religious tradition, but also with each other.

Many former campers say they had their earliest romantic episodes at camp, paving the way for adult relationships with other Jews. Today, hooking up at camp is a hallmark of the American Jewish youth experience.

eye on the news Misreading and Distorting The Campus Rape Frenzy The New York Times’s biased review shows its inability to address the issue fairly.

If the journalist happens to be New York-based writer Ruth Margalit, she gets rewarded with a plum assignment for the Times magazine. The nearly 6, word piece that resulted is, to put it kindly, an embarrassment, an error-filled, tendentious, anti-Zionist screed. These communities immigrated to Israel in mass waves after its founding in and into the early s, upending its demographic makeup: The Jewish population, almost exclusively Ashkenazi, became more than 40 percent Mizrahi.

The Jewish population that predated the founding of the state was primarily young, secular and idealistic; it was also heavily male. By contrast, the new Mizrahi arrivals tended to be large families from traditional societies. In their ethnic garb, often with no knowledge of Hebrew, they struck the native-born Israeli sabras and the European Ashkenazim as provincial and uneducated.

Likewise, Sephardic Jews came to Israel long before , from Nahmanides, or the Ramban, who was born in Spain but moved to Jerusalem in , to Joseph Caro, who was expelled from Spain in and arrived in Safed in about And then the Times article says this: Netanyahu has tried to distance himself from many of the more flagrant displays of such McCarthyism. And yet similar measures are routinely promulgated on the Knesset floor.

Then there is this from the Times: Double speak is a phrase George Orwell coined for lies.

A Rare-book Seller Will Open a Brooklyn Cookbook Store

Rethinking Culture, Body and Design. No posture is perfect. As a species we are designed for movement. The best posture probably is the next posture. So what do you do if you have to be still for lengths of time —that is, in case you actually need to work for a living at a desk job?

so excited by the new york times magazine relaunch. the covers are magical as is this recap of its recent evolution. jake silverstein says, “we have set out to honor the shape of the magazine as it has been, while creating something that will, we hope, strike you as a version you hav.

January 18, Niki Fritz responds to a recent New York Times article, which suggested that dating in the digital age has signaled the end of courtship. To be clear, we are talking real dates involving the necessities like drinks, shows, food, and that awkward little tango over the bill at the end. And sometimes they are bad, rarely they are magical, normally they are the pretty basic three-hour, two-beer gut check.

But to me, the most disturbing part of this column was the assumed gender disparity in online dating—that women are somehow being cheated out of the long-term relationships they all universally and desperately want. Women were getting screwed out of the romantic traditional dates they biologically crave. Take this doozy of a line for example: Casual sex, while there are certain risks, can be a fun and enjoyable pastime no matter what your age.

According to a recent survey , women like the whole hookup arrangement. It lets them have enjoyable sex without the demands of a relationship.

Girls & Sex

Stiglitz March 15, 5: Trade agreements are a subject that can cause the eyes to glaze over, but we should all be paying attention. Right now, there are trade proposals in the works that threaten to put most Americans on the wrong side of globalization. Negotiations for the TPP began in , for the purpose, according to the United States Trade Representative , of increasing trade and investment, through lowering tariffs and other trade barriers among participating countries.

But the TPP negotiations have been taking place in secret, forcing us to rely on leaked drafts to guess at the proposed provisions.

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By Margaret Sullivan August 18, Ciubotariu, a head of infrastructure development at Amazon, posted it on LinkedIn, and wrote that he had tried to post it as a comment to the Times story, but the comment was not accepted: I asked Bassey Etim, who is in charge of Times comment moderation, why it happened.

He told me he was just about to write to Mr. Etim told me that the only thing Mr. Ciubotariu attempted to post as a comment was a link to what he had written on LinkedIn, with a brief lead-in. Jeff Jarvis, the author and journalism professor, criticized the story in a post , saying that it lacked balance.

Young adults and a hookup culture

July 29, – 7: July 30, – 2: The veteran writer and director says the shoot for his new Lohan star vehicle, The Canyons, was nowhere near as traumatic as a New York Times Magazine article made it out to be. So a lot of the stuff he was witnessing he thought was highly unusual. But here is Schrader, almost giddy as he talks about the process of making a movie with his own money, and without all the second-guessing and focus group fudging that comes with studio deals.

Schrader had been developing a couple of scripts, including a shark movie with American Psycho novelist Bret Easton Ellis, that never got off the ground.

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Like magazines of all sizes in the digital age, however, Arthur struggled to stay in print. It briefly suspended publication, and then resumed it, in before disappearing completely the next year. Now Arthur is back , with what its publisher and founding editor, Jay Babcock, says is a more stable business model. Whether Arthur can stay alive is another question. Dozens of music and youth-culture magazines have shut down over the last decade.

This summer, the year-old Spin appeared to become the latest casualty.

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Don’t go out by yourself. No matter where you are, going out in a small group three to five people, for the most part is an easier way to socialize and meet new people than going out by yourself. Vegas is no different. If anything, Vegas is a tougher place to meet people when you’re by yourself because everyone else is in a group.

Watch video · In light of a The New York Times’ exposé about Amazon’s sweatshop-like workplace culture this weekend, I thought it would make sense to share some of .

But a recent piece by Bari Weiss enjoyed that perhaps dubious distinction. Her essay, criticizing a viral article in which an unnamed woman claimed that she was sexually assaulted by comedian Aziz Ansari , stirred passions over the MeToo debate. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up Since starting at The Times in May as staff editor and writer on the opinion pages, Weiss, 33, has been at the center of the often difficult discussions of men, women and sexual assault.

Her willingness to defy the feminist consensus, both in her own writing and the articles she commissions, has earned her both praise and vilification. For others, she is a Wall Street Journal transplant who is importing an unearned intolerance of the left. Monica Lewinsky during a TED talk in On her first day there, she shepherded an op-ed written by Monica Lewinsky slamming the late Fox News executive Roger Ailes for creating a toxic and abusive culture at the network.

Changing the Culture of Eating Disorders and Body Image

I applaud acknowledging the need for medical personnel on all levels to recognize and comply with cultural differences and beliefs in dispensing Western medicine effectively. However, I believe an important issue was given short shrift. The article cites a foreign patient’s concern that antibiotics are “too strong. But for Vizquel to be successful in his first step toward that goal, as the Angels’ roving minor league infield instructor, he’ll have to adjust his perspective when it comes to player evaluation.

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The term is overused, but I believe corporate culture is important. In particular, understanding how your culture works can help you decide who is a good fit for your company. When I coach people on hiring, I always start with culture, which I define as what you value, what is important for you and your company. Culture always starts with the owner. In companies where culture is well-defined, it is reflected in every hiring decision. But it can be complicated.

I see problems when companies do not pay attention to the traits that make people successful in their companies. Do you want people to work independently, or do you think teamwork and collaboration are more important?

Jay-Z and Dean Baquet, in Conversation