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Khalil Sweileh
At nearly 90 years old, the dean of Syrian novelists continues to draw crowds of young readers.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Kamel Jaber
Driven by his love for a woman when he was a young man, Moussa Maamari built a castle in Lebanon’s Chouf region that became a national landmark and...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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Kamel Jaber
The Armenian director and actor provided Lebanon with some of its most memorable musical and theatrical productions over the course of six decades....
Sunday, March 18, 2012
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Said Khatibi
In his upcoming album Family Leader (2012), stinging rapper Rim’K presents a reading into his artistic journey that began over 15 years ago in search...
Thursday, March 15, 2012
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Khalil Sweileh
At the beginning of the Syrian uprising, historian and public figure Firas Sawwah felt driven to express his thoughts about the movement on the...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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Ali Sakka
Rarely a day passes without Jamal al-Batal spending some time at a small antiques shop in Ain el Mreisseh. The shop is not his, but he “shares” it...
Sunday, March 11, 2012
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Mohammed Kheir
Cairo – In March 1954, Egypt was, much like today, drafting a new constitution after the July 1952 revolution, when Durriya Shafiq (1908-1975)...
Thursday, March 8, 2012
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Preethi Nallu
Clad in traditional attire, a young Muslim cleric, Rifaa Rafi al-Tahtawi walked around the streets of Paris, reflecting on the astuteness of the...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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Jamal Jubran
“Running is good for writing poetry and stories,” says Abd al-Karim al-Razihi who cannot sit still in one place for a long time. Its as if he were a...
Monday, March 5, 2012
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