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Distressed Haitian Americans in New York Turn to Local Media for News From the Homeland

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 2:53 PM

In the immediate aftermath of the Haitian disaster, Prune Perromat reported from Radio Soleil d'Haiti, a local radio station in Flatbush, in the heart of Brooklyn where distressed Haitian Americans gathered in the hope of getting some news from home. Ricot Dupuy, the radio station manager, hadn't slept for hours...

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Among Other Obstacles on the Road To Recovery: A New Consumer Behavior

(12) Comments | Posted December 21, 2009 | 2:30 PM

An inspired economic commentator told me recently that spending was like some cocaine for the American economy: it helped the country to get going and get excited.

Now, since the start of this recession, Americans drastically curtailed their overall spending. Among other...

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Vive l'Amerique! Carla and Sarkozy in NYC

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2009 | 2:59 PM

On Wednesday night, as the stunning Carla Bruni-Sarkozy continued her gradual take-over of most style sections of the NY papers, her presidential husband did his best to convince the U.S. that his love for the "most powerful country in the world" was deeper than ever in the Obama era.

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WATCH: Intoxicating Pain: The New Design Gang at New York Fashion Week

(1) Comments | Posted September 24, 2009 | 1:20 PM

Bright colors, edgy shapes, shorter skirts, see-through caftans, bra-dresses and spatial prints...

New York Fashion week was, on the whole, as sparkly and strident as its debut party - Fashion's Night Out, and designers did their best to disentangle themselves from a never-ending downbeat fiscal climate.

"Recession is not...

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Fashion Is Not Dead!

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2009 | 2:43 PM

Fashion is not dead! Get the people back in our stores! Anna Wintour's message was heard loud and clear on Thursday evening for the first edition -- and let's hope, not the last -- of Fashion's Night Out. Celebrating the first day of New York Fashion Week, just one year...

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