A portrait on loan to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) will probably challenge many people’s understanding of early American history, particularly in regards to the presence of Muslims during that formative period. The small 1822 canvas, painted by James Alexander Simpson, is one of two known portraits of Yarrow […]
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A man reportedly shot his friend on Monday for paying his bill after they had soup in an Istanbul restaurant. İdris Alakuş argued with his friend, Hasan Erdemir, over who would pay the bill and left the restaurant after his friend, Erdemir, paid for it. To read more, click here.Read more ›
Come the month of May and Abu Dhabi will showcase select films from across the Arab world and beyond, a broad spectrum of critically-acclaimed contemporary Arab films around the notion of geography. Titled ‘On Arab Geographies’ the screenings and talks will be held from May 4-6. To read more, click […]Read more ›
Nine years ago, I moved from New York to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. I stayed for two years, working at an English-language newspaper. On visits back to America, this often meant explaining to family or friends that I was living “near Dubai.” If people knew […]Read more ›
He may be the Crown Prince of Dubai, but Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (more commonly known as “Fazza”) is certainly the king of Instagram. To read more, click here.Read more ›
If your idea of a university librarian is someone who spends days among books and manuscripts in a dimly lit, hidden alcove, think again. Imagine someone with three degrees who is proficient in six diverse languages (and can get by in several more), has traveled six of the world’s seven […]Read more ›