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Clarissa Pharr

Clarissa Pharr

Clarissa Pharr is a freelance writer and editor specializing in arts, culture and media in the Middle East. She has worked both in Cairo and in New York, where she is currently based.

Istanbul’s Open-Air Studio

“Every time I go back, whole neighborhoods are different,” says Beyza Boyacioglu. Boyacioglu, a Turkish filmmaker trained at the School …

Egypt’s Revolution, Squared

Nominated last week for an Oscar for Best Documentary, The Square (El Midan) skillfully captures the cacophonous state of Egypt’s …

Unwitting Ambassadors

Recently, while attending a conference in New York focused on art and social change, an Egyptian artist remarked: “We have …