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Bashir Sfeir
Lebanese seasoned left-wing singer Sami Hawwat is opening a people’s theater in the most unlikely of places, his right-wing dominated village...
Saturday, September 24, 2011
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Mohammad al-Khudairi
Prominent Moroccan singers are becoming more vocal about quitting the art scene and turning to religion.
Friday, September 23, 2011
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Taghrid Atallah
With the Palestinian Authority pushing for international recognition at the UN, an elderly Palestinian historian recalls an evasive symbol of...
Thursday, September 22, 2011
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Layal Haddad
The resignation of Al Jazeera’s head Waddah Khanfar coincided with WikiLeaks-based reports of his currying editorial favor with Washington. But...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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Hassan Chakrani
Lebanon’s internet connection is so slow, it has been nicknamed Ontornet, (a play on the Arabic phrase ‘wait for the net.’) But Lebanon’s minister of...
Monday, September 19, 2011
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Wissam Kanaan
Damascus University is out to discipline one of its graduate students behind a popular TV show depicting student life and critical of the institution...
Saturday, September 17, 2011
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Taghrid Atallah
Inspired by the Theater of the Oppressed movement, artistic director of Ramallah’s Ashtar Theater Iman Aoun places the question of foreign funding in...
Friday, September 16, 2011
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Mohammad Abdel Rahman
The upcoming 19th Damascus International Film Festival is unlikely to attract any Egyptian stars with talk in Cairo of plans to boycott. The Egyptian...
Thursday, September 15, 2011
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Iraqi dissident, theater director, and journalist Hadi al-Mahdi was gunned down in his home in Baghdad last Thursday. These are excerpts from a...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
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