Shahira Kudsi examines Phantom Limb, Syrian-American artist Diana Al-Hadid’s first solo exhibition in the Middle East, currently on view at New York University Abu Dhabi
What’s in a scent? A lot, apparently. Dana El Masri explores the intersections of scents, art, culture, and identity in the Middle East, in both historical and contemporary contexts.
More than 70 years after her untimely death, a Druze princess-cum-icon continues to inspire. Iain Akerman reflects on the life and legend of Asmahan
‘He didn’t want to work until the end of his life; he wanted to work until the end of life itself’ – searching for the soul of Syria’s late, great Fateh Moudarres
‘When you limit yourself, you are actually more free’ – a chat with Beirut-based Syrian artist and musician Samer Saem Eldahr – a.k.a. Hello Psychaleppo! – about his latest album, HA!
Ian Nagoski delves into the musical history of New York City’s Middle Eastern community in the early 20th century and the story of one of its all-but-forgotten virtuosos
Nada Zanhour’s reflections on Lebanese artist Mounira Al Solh’s latest solo exhibition in Beirut revolving around themes of love, language, and war
Ashitha Nagesh talks to renowned Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat about his work, the power of caricatures, and the Syrian revolution
Syrian self-taught photographer Khaled Akil is a storyteller caught between a rock and a hard place, armed to the teeth
Lured by the coquettish glances of an Eastern princess, William Dobson fell in love with the Orient and found his calling