A Hungarian Rhapsody

By Rory Winston  As Robbie Williams belted out the lyrics to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody at Budapest’s 23rd Sziget Festival, it became ever more difficult to determine what the answer was to the opening phrase “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” What was certain, however, is that between the ‘thunderbolts and lightning’ and…

THE NYC PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS HANDBOOK

By Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff What inspired us to write the nyc private school admissions handbook? We want to help parents on their journey through the admissions process, with the goal of helping you to obtain one of the ‘precious few’ acceptance letters. We have witnessed the innocent mistakes of overwhelmed parents: thank you letters sent or addressed to the wrong…

Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran

By Peter Elston The popular narrative about women’s lives in Iran over the last forty years goes something like this: “During the Pahlavi Monarchy, women were on an upward trajectory. In a nation on the cusp of modernity, women actively participated. They were given the right to vote and free to be in public without veils. They wore miniskirts on university campuses.…