Culture & Society


Poor Beirut neighborhood's facelift only skin deep

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

An art project in Beirut’s Ouzai neighborhood is bringing color to the area, but urban planners are not impressed with what they see as a simplistic approach to its complex legal and economic problems.

Egyptian pop star croons for potential visitors on Europe tour

Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017 | David Awad, Contributor

Egypt’s Culture Ministry is promoting pop star Hakim’s European tour in the hope that he can interest Western tourists in Egyptian culture.

How a sweet Jewish New Year tradition causes a bitter fight in Israel

Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017 | Mordechai Goldman, Contributor

Israeli beekeepers are concerned about shrinking living spaces for bees, the challenges of wild bees and nature preservation activists.

International artists explore fragmented Middle East in Istanbul

Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017 | Nazlan Ertan, Culture Editor

The 2017 Istanbul Biennial asks what makes a good neighbor in a world plagued by war, repression and division.

Iraqi war victims find solace on stage

Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017 | Adnan Abu Zeed , Contributor

Theater therapy in Iraq is being utilized to help treat people suffering from war-related psychological problems, but institutionalizing the approach faces its own struggle in the country.

Iraqi Kurdistan's young sportsmen put on gloves

Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017 | Adam Lucente, Contributor

Fighters from all over Iraq and Lebanon compete in the first mixed martial arts tournament in Erbil.

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