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Origins of Era. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Port Jefferson boutique brings independent fashion to Long Islanders

Anna Correa November 23, 2019
When someone typically walks into a Long Island boutique, they’re faced with two options: bright athleisure apparel with the town’s name on the front or dainty, overpriced trendy clothes that look like they came out of a Francesca’s at the local mall.
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Korea: A Land of Hats exhibition comes to Charles B. Wang Center

“Korea: A Land of Hats” exhibition comes to Charles B. Wang Center

Anna Correa September 19, 2019
The Charles B. Wang Center hosted a hat exhibit displaying various types of historical headwear from South Korea.
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Rabbi Joseph Topek is the Director of the Stony Brook Hillel Foundation. He will be retiring this year after working for the Hillel Foundation for 37 years. ANNA COREA/THE STATESMAN

Hillel Foundation Director is retiring after 37 years at the university

Anna Correa May 5, 2019
At the end of a long work day running the Jewish campus organization Hillel, fundraising, supervising faculty, working with a Board of Directors and interacting with alumni, Rabbi Joseph Topek walks out of his office and goes straight to the coat hanger to put on his Texas Longhorn cap on top of his bright red Stony Brook yarmulke.
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Activists at a rally on Feb. 23, 2019 in front of Trump Tower in New York protesting U.S. intervention in Venezula. Over 19 socio-political organizations joined the rally.  ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

New Yorkers march for Venezuela’s sovereignty

Anna Correa February 25, 2019
On Saturday, Feb. 23, New Yorkers in over 19 socio-political and economic organizations rallied in front of Trump Tower on Wall Street in New York City to protest U.S. intervention in Venezuela and demand for national sovereignty.
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Models embrace during the Sex and Relationships photoshoot in Feb. 2019. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Religion and relationships: how culture has shaped ideas about sex and sexuality

Anna Correa February 13, 2019
People enjoy it and accept it, but they’re afraid to speak about it in public. Tinder culture is available and prevalent in urban areas like Calcutta, Gupta said.
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The official poster for The Favourite. The film was given a limited release in the United States on Nov. 23 2018 and has received 10 Oscar nominations. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“The Favourite”: An LGBT film about sexual politics

Anna Correa January 27, 2019
The drama is set in a realistic yet fictional world in an 18th century England at war with France, with a feeble Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) as head of the state.
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Spice shop. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Put a little spice in your life: First NY location of the Spice & Tea Exchange opens

Anna Correa December 9, 2018
Every time a customer walks into the Spice & Tea Exchange in Port Jefferson, the ambrosial aroma of apple, cinnamon and mint wafts across their faces, welcoming them into a store filled with rows of spices, teas, sugars and herbs.
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Fetch Dog Boutique and Bakery brings all dogs to heaven

Anna Correa December 2, 2018
“We are a community here,” Lurz said. “My customers are family to me, so anything I can help them with I do. It’s so different than a regular store. It’s so genuine, and the dogs know.”
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Theater Three in Port Jefferson, N.Y. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Theatre Three revamps 35th annual “A Christmas Carol” after September flood

Anna Correa November 25, 2018
“A Christmas Carol” is a holiday tradition for the theater — the show, considered by locals as a Port Jefferson tradition, sells the most tickets and helps keep the theater going financially.
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Daniel Weingarten (right) and Michael Blaustein (left) after their performance. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Comedians Daniel Weingarten and Michael Blaustein perform at Stand Up NY

Anna Correa November 19, 2018
Stand-up comedians Daniel Weingarten and Michael Blaustein sold out their performance at Stand Up NY, a comedy club in New York City’s Upper West Side, on Friday, Nov. 16.
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Photojournalist Noam Bedein during his speech ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Saving the Dead Sea: A symbol of water diplomacy

Anna Correa November 17, 2018
In 2017, Bedein founded the Dead Sea Revival Project (DSRP), an organization that aims to restore the water levels of the Dead Sea and educate people on preservation of other “water treasures” around the world.
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Spanish flamenco troupe leaves audience in awe

Spanish flamenco troupe leaves audience in awe

Anna Correa October 14, 2018
Guerrero, along with the Compañía Flamenca, a Spanish dance troupe, performed “Flamenco Pasion,” a two-act performance with 12 different dances at the Staller Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 13.
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