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Hurdles and other Obstacles

Entering the exhibition Hey’Ya: Arab Women in Sport at Sotheby’s in London, I stop by a photograph of Qatari player …

Notion of Freedom

Calligraphy has always been a part of the development of written language. Calligraphy by Muslim artists who used the Arab …

Meeting Bahaa Taher

Bahaa Taher was born 1935, in Giza (Greater Cairo), to parents from the Karnak village in the Luxor governorate, Upper …

Review: Where Do We Go Now?

The film is a tale of one unspecified Arab village—likely in Lebanon where the film was shot—that oscillates between coexistence …

Still Adoring the Idea

This May 29th marked the 559th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul. Thousands of people gathered in the soft drizzling …

A World of Possibilities

Bibliotheca Alexandrina will soon celebrate its tenth anniversary. The library offers a constantly-evolving range of programs that invite the engagement …

A Montage of Invasion

You may recognise kennardphillips’ Photo Op. It is a photomontage of Tony Blair taking a photo of himself with his …

The Dictator of Laughs

Admiral Shabazz Aladeen, dictator of Wadiya, has much in common with other despots. He is an ophthalmologist like Al-Assad of …

Jumping off the Pages

The catalogue for Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk’s newly opened Museum of Innocence begins with a Turkish translation of these lines …