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[London Olympics] ③ In the love of Shakespeare

*Editor’s note: This is the third of six-part stories on the London Olympics When we were studying English literature at university there were two different editions of each Shakespearean work: a deluxe, medium-format British one printed on glossy paper, with additional explanations, on the first pages of which appeared the pictures of the work’s screen […]

[London Olympics] ② The world revives London’s architecture

*Editor’s note: This is the second of six-part stories on the London Olympics That’s how Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, wished the new tower to be a success as he unveiled it in the Olympic Village garden. Zaha’s icon and this tower have something in common: The engineer who built it is also of a […]

[London Olympics] ① Revival of art

*Editor’s note: This is the first of six-part stories on the London Olympics Sport lovers probably expect me to tell them about the records that will be broken during the Olympic month in the British capital that starts on Friday (July 27), predicting, e.g., the winning of Ethiopian runner Kenenisa Bekele against his Somali competitor […]

Kuwaiti poetess to be given Manhae literature award

Kuwaiti poetess to be given Manhae literature award

Last year, in January, Al-Arabi magazine Forum “The Arabs Go East” invited thoughtful elite of the Far East, consisting of very active figures in the fields of culture, arts, and literature. Among those was Lee Sang-ki, founder of Asian Journalist Association (AJA), and publisher of The AsiaN. He is an expert journalist who loves literature, […]

Jordanian artist seeks to uncover secrets of circle

Jordanian artist seeks to uncover secrets of circle

*Editor’s note: This is the sixth and last installment of six-part stories about six Arab women  artists devoting themselves to creating different style of art and innovating their methods of expression for “revolutionary” change.  Hilda Hayari  “The Revolutionary Life Circle”  How does the circle control our imagination? It surrounds us as we try to fill our life circles with all the energy […]

Syrian artist depicts women’s revolutionary outlook

Syrian artist depicts women’s revolutionary outlook

*Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment of six-part stories about six Arab women  artists devoting themselves to creating different style of art and innovating their methods of expression for “revolutionary” change.  Hind Adnan The Forgotten Look Revolution  Art is based on reconstruction. Its ingredients are recreated through a magic machine invented by art and these create a unique world exclusive to […]

Moroccan artist conveys her message through abstract works

Moroccan artist conveys her message through abstract works

*Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of six-part stories about six Arab women  artists devoting themselves to creating different style of art and innovating their methods of expression for “revolutionary” change.  Messages of  peace, love, sympathy, modesty and generosity Peace,  love, sympathy, modesty, and generosity: Five words that make up the message of Moroccan artist Malika Aquznai, the angel of mercy […]

Lebanese painter looks for lost Utopia

Lebanese painter looks for lost Utopia

*Editor’s note: This is the third installment of six-part stories about six Arab women  artists devoting themselves to creating different style of art and innovating their methods of expression for “revolutionary” change. Artist Fatima Alhajj stands in the heart of a triangle whose three academic sides are the universities of Beirut, Moscow and Paris, where she specialized in art and became a […]

Kuwaiti painter seeks to expose social contradictions

Kuwaiti painter seeks to expose social contradictions

*Editor’s note: This is the second installment of six-part stories about six Arab women  artists devoting themselves to creating different style of art and innovating their methods of expression for “revolutionary” change. Ghada Alkandari  “A Pretty Green Bullet” “My name is Ghada Alkandari, an artist and ambitious blogger from Kuwait. I only realized that when I started my blog in April 2010, and […]

Hopeful candidates dropped out of Egyptian presidential race

Hopeful candidates dropped out of Egyptian presidential race

The Long Awaited Man of Egypt! It seems like a multi-act play, with a stage full of different audio-video effects, as actors come and go, players appear and vanish, personalities rise and fall, and no one yet to know when is the most interested climax, as many have already passed, and might be even forgotten. […]

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