ISIS – Where Mass Media Meets Mass Murder

AN EXCLUSIVE WITH ANAT HOCHBERG-MAROM, AN ISRAELI COUNTER-TERRORISM EXPERT WHO SEES MARKETING AS A NECESSARY WEAPON FOR DEFEATING ISIS By Rory Winston Way before idiosyncratic fictional characters like Homeland’s Carrie Mathison or State of Affairs’ Charlie Tucker took hold of our collective imagination, there had already been a host of women such as former CIA…

Objections Overruled

COURT IS IN SESSION WITH LEGAL POWERHOUSE, BRIAN GLASSER By Rory Winston “See you in court,” I heard myself yelling, the hackneyed phrase tumbling from my mouth without practical purpose. Admittedly, my minor altercation hadn’t warranted litigation but there it was—the words rolling off my tongue like the recurring hook to a hit song. See…

A Philanthropist with a Heart

By Wayne Rollins Photos by Michael Paniccia and Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Hair Henry de la Paz of Warren Tricomi Mandy Hernandez Make-up Melissa Strazza of Kamara Annert Renee Garnes for Artists at Wilhelmina /Nars While there are many who have a favorite charity, there are few who devote a significant portion of their lives…

Country to Country

By Rory Winston

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It’s not enough to be American. You always have to be something else, Irish-American, German-American, and you’d wonder how they’d get along if someone hadn’t invented the hyphen,” wrote the late great Frank McCourt, in Tis: a memoir. Another Irish-American who’d undoubtedly agree with the author is the Joseph M. Murphy, Chairman of Country Bank, who could not only justify the Irish-American hyphenation but could as easily make a case for hyphenating community with bank, intimate with corporation, and relationship with institution; the last hyphen, of course, being his evolution from the son of a teamster from Dunworley, County Cork, Ireland to President of a large real estate investment banking corporation; to being an initial investor and Director of the ever-burgeoning enterprise, Country Bank.

Dressed to the Teeth and Beyond

By Rory Winston

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Didn’t even need therapy to rehabilitate my smile,” croons Regina Spektor in her song Rejazz. Lucky her. Unlike the Russian born singer-songwriter most people need help with their teeth and occlusion. It’s almost easy to imagine Spektor’s phrase being answered by a chorus of disapproval, a chorus made up entirely of beaming dental patients who sing how they needed therapy to resurrect their smiles. As poetic justice demands, such billboard smiles owe their success to yet another talented woman of Russian origin. The second generation New Yorker, and third generation dentist I’m referring to is the highly acclaimed Dr. Irene Grafman – someone who is, for lack of better definition - a dental artist working within a genre of her own making.KDV_8430_001a_small-600x902