Barie Salmon, David Miller

Dr. Barie Jessica Salmon and David Michael Miller were married Nov. 23 at the Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, N.Y. Rabbi Abraham Eckstein of Temple Israel of Great Neck, officiated. The bride, 33, is a clinical assistant professor at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine and an attending physician of observation medicine at NYU…

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Ann O’Connell, Joseph Heaney

Ann Christina O’Connell and Joseph Patrick Heaney were married Nov. 23 at the Union League Club in New York. Mariana Sanchez de Ovando, a minister with American Marriage Ministries and a friend of the couple, officiated. Mrs. Heaney, 52, works in New York as a senior account executive in the wellness division of the insurance…

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Paige Esterkin, Jonathan Bronitsky

Paige Jessica Esterkin and Jonathan Bronitsky were married Nov. 23 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla. Rabbi Edwin Farber officiated. Mrs. Bronitsky, 29, is the senior adviser for policy development and research at United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington. She graduated from George Washington University, and received a law…

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How to Rebrand a Country

Twenty years ago, an opinion writer for The New York Times described Colombia as a country dominated by “drug killings, paramilitary massacres, guerrilla kidnappings, death squad murders and street crime.” Five years before that, a 1994 Washington Post article grappled with the question of whether people would want to visit war-torn Croatia. “Only the more…

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Celebrating the Modern Ballroom Scene

ImageContestants at Rashaad Newsome’s Champion Art Ball in PhiladelphiaCredit…Christopher Lee for The New York Times PHILADELPHIA — “Tonight you are in a blended world,” said M.C. Jack Mizrahi, a ballroom veteran and historian, at the Champion Art Ball. “We’re going to take art, we’re going to take vogue, we’re going to take ballroom, and we’re…

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