Book Banning in Kuwait: Whatever Next?

Layla AlAmmar / 18 Sep 2018 / Opinion

A committee of the country’s ministry of information has the power to ban books, in an affront to the country’s democratic principles.

Artists Share ‘Local Histories’ of War and Exile

Heba Elkayal / 30 Aug 2018 / Opinion

Works by two artists from the Middle East, recently shown in New York, reflect on the effects of conquest, past and present.

Samia Halaby: An Artist at Once Palestinian and Universal

Heba Elkayal / 10 Aug 2018 / Opinion

The acclaimed Palestinian-American artist Samia Halaby has stayed connected to the visual and political elements of her homeland while viewing her work as having a broad artistic role.

Arab Magazines: A Neglected History Resurfaces

Ursula Lindsey / 24 Jul 2018 / Opinion

An exhibition in Rabat showcases publications whose mission was to gather and share the best thinking of its time, despite enormous challenges

A Website Seeks to Show ‘How Alive Arabic Is’

Ursula Lindsey / 21 Jun 2018 / Opinion

Hossam Abouzahr argues that Classical and Colloquial Arabic should be used and studied “side by side.”

Newspaper Pledges to Return ISIS Documents to Iraq

Ursula Lindsey / 11 Jun 2018 / Opinion

Scholars compared the New York Times’s removal of documents to past thefts of artifacts by archaeologists and armies.

A Century of Arab Art, Compressed Into a Book

Ursula Lindsey / 25 May 2018 / Opinion

A new volume in an acclaimed series delves into the movements and debates that shaped modern art in the Arab world.

2017: The Arab World in Books

Ursula Lindsey / 18 Dec 2017 / Opinion

A sampling of literary and scholarly works from across the region that we have enjoyed over the past year.

Celebrating Arab Artists as ‘Spiritual Historians’

Ursula Lindsey / 17 Nov 2017 / Opinion

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture marks a decade of supporting artistic projects with an exhibition in Beirut’s new “museum of memory.”

Rebuilding a Space for Thought in Cairo

Ursula Lindsey / 15 Nov 2017 / Opinion

The Townhouse art gallery, a cultural landmark, has survived a raid by state authorities and a building collapse.