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Arts & Culture Coronavirus

The Emirates Gradually Reopen to Arts and Culture

Melanie Swan | 03 Aug 2020

After coronavirus closures, arts and cultural institutions are beginning to bring visitors back while retaining the wider access of online experiences.

Arts & Culture Extremism Violence

German Curator’s Abduction in Baghdad Leaves Iraqi Artists in Shock

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 27 Jul 2020

The kidnapping last week of Hella Mewis, a German art curator and activist, for almost four days intensified Iraqis and foreign nationals’ fears of a “new, difficult era” for artists and intellectuals in Iraq.

Arabic Arts & Culture English Language Publishing

Poet Zeina Hashem Beck: Not Choosing Between Arabic and English

M. Lynx Qualey | 03 Jul 2020

The acclaimed Lebanese poet moves easily between modes and languages. She writes for the page but also performs, and she juxtaposes English and Arabic in ways that make both feel new.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus

How One Arab Arts Festival Transformed Itself to Save Its Season

Sarah Mills | 19 Jun 2020

When it looked like Covid-19 might force it to cancel, the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival got creative. Nearly all its events will go ahead in digital formats.

Arts & Culture Human Rights Students

As Arab Students Vent Outrage Over Racism on Social Media, Educators Must Be Guides

Zoe Hurley | 13 Jun 2020

Arab celebrities are posting images of themselves in “blackface.” Students are sometimes bewildered about how to participate in the Black Lives Matter movement. Educators must help.

Arabic Arts & Culture Literature & Translation

Online for Free: A Summer Reading List

M. Lynx Qualey | 05 Jun 2020

Publishers and literary websites are making it easy to find good reading material from or about the Arab world, with many free offerings to choose from.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Internet Literature & Translation Publishing

‘Healing the Distance’: Successful Online Literary Events

M. Lynx Qualey | 29 May 2020

Arab writers and scholars whose events literary events had to move online learned some quick lessons in what makes virtual gatherings succeed.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Publishing

Arab Publishers Take a Hit From the Covid-19 Crisis

M. Lynx Qualey | 15 May 2020

Publishing houses across the Arab region are looking for strategies to survive the effects of canceled book fairs and bookstore closings.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Honors Authors in a Virtual Event

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 08 May 2020

The prestigious prizes could not be presented in person this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the show went on virtually.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Finances

Relief Organizations Help Artists Affected by Covid-19

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team | 24 Apr 2020

Funding groups in the Arab world and elsewhere are offering assistance to artists and other creative workers who face difficulties because of the Covid-19 shutdowns.




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