It’s rare for me to be surprised by a painting show, but I didn’t see “Taking Shape” coming. The exhibition is a generous survey of abstract art made from the 1950s to the 1980s, drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. “Taking Shape” includes the […]
In advance of his appearance at the Chicago Humanities Festival, the writer speaks about travel and his recently released essay collection Far and Away: Reporting From the Brink of Change
Months of noisy, bitter debate over the proposed Iran deal has resulted in greater public ignorance on the issue, according to a Pew report.
After the event was briefly canceled, blogger and author Ali Abunimah talks about Palestine and Israel at the Evanston Public Library.
Let the movies show Iraq’s Maliki what a great man he could be.
On Mohamed Morsi, Al Jazeera, and censorship.
How Jennifer Egan’s New Yorker story presaged the insidious Gaza PR war being waged over social media
Chicagoan Howard Cort retired from the Mid-East peace process and sings in a klezmer band
“Khalas Mixtape Volume One” includes the influential “President, Your People Are Dying” from Tunisia’s El General and similarly politicized rap from Egypt, Libya, and Algeria.
Usama Alshaibi screens clips from his in-progress documentary “American Arab” and joins a panel discussion for Arab American Heritage Month, tonight at Columbia College.
Israeli club hip-hop crew Soulico makes its Chicago debut at the Empty Bottle with special guest MC Zulu.
Brigid Maher’s documentary “Veiled Voices,” premiering 9/13 on Link TV, follows three women leaders in the Middle East.
Jimmy Carter runs afoul of the thought police.
Middle East empires, CIA torture flights, flickr’s sources, and more.
The last word on the Cheney administration’s foreign policy: “Manichaeism is not a plan.”