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Palestinian Pianist Faraj Suleiman Finds His Voice

Caroline Bolster | 29 Nov 2019

The busy artist, now based in Paris, is achieving international notice as he hones his craft. His latest album adds something new: Singing his own songs, in his native dialect.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Minorities Research

Qataris Call for Safeguarding a Heritage That’s Slipping Away

Eman Kamel | 15 Nov 2019

Native citizens are a minority in the rapidly changing and modernizing Gulf country. A panel in Doha discussed how to preserve their “intangible cultural heritage.”

Arts & Culture Refugees Students

Documentary Traces One Syrian Student’s Success Story in Rome

Eric J. Lyman | 01 Nov 2019

The film When You Can’t Go Back follows a young migrant as he completes a master’s degree and learns the ways of a new country, still longing to see his family again.

Arts & Culture Internationalization Liberal Arts

In New York, More Eyes Turn to Middle Eastern Art

Heba Elkayal | 25 Oct 2019

The art calendar begins a new season with a number of exhibitions that reflect growing interest in Arab artists and Arab-world art themes.

Arts & Culture Conflict Gender Refugees

3 New Documentaries Turn Their Lenses on the Toll of War in the Middle East

Olivia Cuthbert | 18 Oct 2019

Recently released films give hard-hitting, inside looks into conflicts’ effects on life in Iraq, Gaza, and Aleppo.

Architecture Arts & Culture

During Amman Design Week, a City Brainstorms a Better Future

Ursula Lindsey | 17 Oct 2019

Work of the region’s designers was showcased across Jordan’s capital last week, in exhibits that ranged from the practical to the ethereal.

Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

A Kurdish Writer Tries to ‘Break the Silence’ Using Philosophy Instead of Politics

Sarah Mills | 10 Oct 2019

Bakhtiyar Ali rejects political solutions. Instead, his books pose questions about human responsibility in the face of conflict and corruption.

Arts & Culture Conflict Gender Terrorism

Exhibition Combines Research and Painting to Portray Modern Slavery’s Survivors

Olivia Cuthbert | 04 Oct 2019

Syrian artist Sara Shamma uses strong color and powerful brushstrokes to portray human traffickers, women who have survived being trafficked, and the emotions swirling inside them.

Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

New Book Showcases Contemporary Arab Artists as Survivors

Ursula Lindsey | 13 Sep 2019

An anthology explores “Arabicity,” the cultural links and concerns shared by artists from disparate countries throughout the Arab world.

Arts & Culture Politics Research Technology & Online Learning

Oral History, Which Records Once-Silenced Voices, Gains Ground in the Arab World

Dana Abed | 11 Sep 2019

Oral historians gather the stories of participants in history who might not otherwise be heard, from those in the U.S. civil rights movement to dispossessed Palestinians.




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