Her concerts, broadcast the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 PM Cairo time, brought life to a stop throughout the Arab world.
Exploring Muslim femininity through the politics of love
Margaret Morton reports that on her first long drive through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan she was delighted when a skyline of minarets and domes appeared out of the silvery-blue, thin, stone-dry air, like a mirage.
“What does ‘exile’ mean in a globalized world? To feel you’re an exile, you have to have a country you belong to.”
Producer Omar Amanat speaks with author Nichole Argo on her groundbreaking study, The Human Bombs Project.
Other countries that went through hell in the 1990s—Rwanda, Bosnia—have had truth commissions and war crimes tribunals. Algeria has had amnesties, press censorship, and propaganda.
I can’t remember where I first met Nuruddin Farah, but it was at some sort of conference.
In 1999, in consequence of the wide success of her video installation Rapture, Shirin Neshat achieved immediate celebrity as a major contemporary artist. This standing was reinforced by Fervor, one of the highlights of the Whitney Biennial 2000.
The man the world knows as Champion came into being on February 26, 1964. Cassius Clay had just defeated Sonny Liston and taken the heavyweight title and he announced his involvement with the Nation of Islam to the press.
“I work on my music like a painter with a palette of colors which is the reflection of my emotions. Each album is a different color.”