Portfolio

A selection of Jessica DuLong’s features, interviews, profiles, essays, and collaborations.

Celebrating Pride around the world

As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall protests, Pride events around the world take on special significance. Find out where to go and what to do.

Published May 17, 2019

Infidelity: Why Men and Women Cheat

What the latest science tells us about the brain's reward systems, love, and sex - and how to prevent an affair from destroying your life.

Published May 15, 2018

The 9/11 rescue that we need to hear more about

The boatlift that helped civilians in Manhattan during the 9/11 attacks is the largest and fastest maritime evacuation, but it's not as recognized as the Dunkirk mission of WWII.

Published August 17, 2017

The Untold Story of Ground Zero Evacuations by Boat

All at once the air turned “a very weird color, like a greenish grey,” recalls Staten Island Ferry Captain James Parese. At that moment he was sprinting across the upper deck of the Samuel I. Newhouse, preparing to pull the ferryboat away from the slip at the southern tip of Manhattan, when ...

Published September 13, 2011

In the Trenches

From firefighters to engineers to construction workers, women in nontraditional occupations have been toiling to rescue individuals and restore office structures nearby.

Published October 20, 2001

From the Earth to the Moon: The West Point Foundry—Cold Spring, New York’s Monument to the American Industrial Revolution

As one of the nation’s largest and most successful nineteenth-century ironworks, the West Point Foundry made landmark contributions to United States history—not only because of what it made and how it made it, but also because the company’s novel structure proved to be a bellwether of the US progression toward a modern industrial economy.

Published December 1, 2010

The Gender Spectrum

Sometimes checking off just one box, "male" or "female," doesn't tell the whole story. From the minute we're born, we get labeled pink or blue, girl or boy. That label is supposed to indicate who we'll be and who we'll grow up to love. But despite the fact that our world is divided into ...

Published October 1, 2007

Rush Hour

Annette Van Horn had known for some time that there were problems with her marriage, but she didn't get the courage to do anything about it until she learned to fly a plane. After only a day of instruction, she sat in the pilot's seat.

Published November 1, 2016

Hot For Teacher

What happens when the people you're learning from are abusing their power? Police in Wilmington, Delaware, won't say exactly what happened between 34-year-old science teacher Rachel Holt and her sixth-grade student, but the case file paints a grim picture. In one document, Holt confesses ...

Published September 1, 2006