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‘Home’: Nine Arab Poets Explore Interior Spaces in a New Bilingual Anthology

M. Lynx Qualey | 02 Oct 2020

The dual-language volume does not aim to be completist or canonical, but it may help amend the dearth of contemporary Arabic poetry in English translation.

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Beirut Blast: A Map of the Damage to Educational and Cultural Institutions

Rayan Abdulkhalek | 01 Oct 2020

Scores of educational, arts and cultural organizations saw their facilities damaged or destroyed in the August 4 port explosion.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Gender Liberal Arts

An Arab Film Festival in the U.K., SAFAR, Adapts to the Online Environment

M. Lynx Qualey | 14 Sep 2020

The SAFAR Film Festival had to shift to an online format this year because of Covid-19. On the plus side, that might mean more viewers at a time when interest in Arab cinema is growing.

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Explosion Took a Heavy Toll on Beirut’s Arts and Culture Scene

Burton Bollag | 24 Aug 2020

Much of the city’s creative life was centered in two historic neighborhoods that bore the brunt of the blast.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Liberal Arts

The Value of Creativity in the Mediterranean Cauldron

Michele Trimarchi | 24 Feb 2020

An Italian professor suggests that those living in the Mediterranean region take their natural tendency toward creativity as a philosophy and way of life and invest in it even more.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Politics

A New York Exhibition Unravels the Complexities of Contemporary Algerian Art

Heba Elkayal | 21 Feb 2020

Waiting for Omar Gatlato, the first major survey of contemporary Algerian art in the United States, asserts the need to consider the cultural specificity of art from postcolonial nations.

Arts & Culture Gender Liberal Arts

A ‘Horizon of Infinity’: The Promise of Arab Abstract Art

Heba Elkayal | 07 Feb 2020

An exhibition in New York makes the case that Arab artists developed abstraction in parallel with Western achievements rather than as a derivative example of the genre.

Architecture Arts & Culture Internet Liberal Arts

Scholars Consider What Popular Culture Means in Egypt Today

Ursula Lindsey | 27 Jan 2020

A symposium focused on the challenges of producing, sharing and conserving popular culture in an age of heightened official oversight and lingering nostalgia for the past.

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 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.




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