a selection of recently published articles

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New York Times: Education Opportunities for Older Women in the Developing World

LONDON--**For Olivia Matabata, 2007 was a devastating year.     Her middle son was sick at home with AIDS, and Ms. Matabata, who has five grandchildren, was desperate for information on how to help him.    A neighbor encouraged her to attend…
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First Person: 4 Hours in Flint, Michigan Guide

I see that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be taking their Democratic roadshow to Flint, Michigan—my hometown—on March 6. They will be holding a debate there (location TBD), invariably to do grandstanding and waxing lyrical about…
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Wall Street Journal: Do the Math-The Percentage of Expat Homeschoolers is Growing

LONDON-- When Russian Alla Jilobokov and her Costa Rican/American husband Javier Casasnovas moved back to Costa Rica from the United States in 2004, they initially enrolled their two daughters in a top international school in San José. Though…
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Wall Street Journal: Owl Spotting in Serbia is Not Your Average Safari

KIKINDA, Serbia-It's a familiar sight  to the residents of Kikinda, Serbia: people of all ages and descriptions standing under the trees that line the town’s large square, looking ridiculous as they cock their heads back, mouths agape, fingers…
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New York Times: A Puppet Theater Sparks a Performance Career

LONDON--For his fifth birthday, Offir Dagan’s parents took the electronic innards out of an old black-and-white television set and turned the wooden case into a puppet theater for their son. Shlomo and Dorit Dagan didn’t realize it at…
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New York Times: A Season for Capes

LONDON: As a gift to herself for her most recent birthday, Caroline Nolan bought an oxblood mink cape from Saks Fifth Avenue in Washington. Ms. Nolan, a public relations executive and mother of five, said she first started collecting capes during…
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New York Times: The House That Cartier Built

LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland — Standing in front of a wide window with views over a green valley dotted with buildings and houses, one of Cartier’s marquetry artists gently tapped his foot on the wooden power pedal of a custom-made crossbow…
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New York Times: Agata Zubel, Contemporary Music’s Multiple Threat

WROCLAW, POLAND — With her right hand on her hip, Agata Zubel stood in front of a large black music stand, listening intently to the conversation between the members of eighth blackbird, a six-piece Chicago-based ensemble working on the contemporary…
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New York Times: Putting Bangladeshi Art on the Map

LONDON--Rajeeb and Nadia Samdani of Bangladesh have carved out a niche as supporters and promoters of South Asian art. Based in Dhaka, the couple founded the Samdani Art Foundation in 2011 to raise awareness of Bangladeshi contemporary art.…