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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 …

Syria Speaks

When the revolution broke out in Syria, most Western media welcomed it as a genuine revolt of the people against …

The Power of Words

Mohamed Aly Talibab—he predominantly uses the name “Aly” in honor of his late father—is commonly described as a twenty-two-year-old musician …

A Pre-Islamic Hero in Painting

Renowned Egyptian artist Mostafa El-Razzaz is showcasing decades of artistic achievement with his latest solo exhibition, Antara and Day Dreaming, …

The Art of Syria’s War

Distressing pictures of Syria are everywhere these days: photos of children lost in war-torn streets, of men trying to protect …

Heritage in the Right Hands

When US forces captured Saddam Hussein’s intelligence building in 2003, they accidentally uncovered a great treasure: a collection of centuries-old …