Entries by Ginanne Brownell

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New York Times: A D.I.Y. Approach to Valentine’s Day Chocolate

LONDON: Chocolate has long been synonymous with Valentine’s Day. But rather than buying one of those heart-shape boxes with lots of mystery sweets inside for loved ones and friends, what if you made your own? “Crafting candies is not just a sweet treat,” said Kirsten Fear, a Londoner taking a class at Melt, a chocolate […]

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New York Times: Profiles of Change

LONDON/NAIROBI: Since earning her doctorate at the University of Minnesota, Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, 45, has focused on helping other women reach their educational and career goals in fields including agriculture, climate and technology through organizations like the AWARD fellowship program, which has been partly funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S.A.I.D. Most recently, […]

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New York Times: Giving the Gift of Abba

Stockholm–For Abba fans, 2024 will mark a major milestone: 50 years since the Swedish quartet of Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus won Eurovision and went on to global superstardom with hits such as “Mamma Mia,” “Super Trouper” and “Dancing Queen.” And since Eurovision — the exuberantly kitsch annual song contest organized […]