Magda Rittenhouse covers US politics, culture and society for one of the oldest weeklies in her native Poland. She has worked as a journalist for several news organizations including BBC World Service in London and the Associated Press in Warsaw (back in the days when it relied on a mysterious network of telexes and telegraphs!). She is a TED translator, an avid photographer and a cello mom. Her book of essays about New York City -- spanning from the voyage of Henry Hudson to the LED spectaculars of Times Square -- is to be published by Poland's Czarne in 2013. She lives in Princeton with her husband David and daughter Helenka.
Cities, urban planning, architecture; photography; media, technology and how people use them
Each person we encounter has their strengths and weaknesses. It's good to focus on the former and work around the latter.
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