Exploring Islamic Art

During a trip over the weekend, I had the pleasure of exploring the Art Institute of Chicago. As I wandered through the extensive collection and viewed masterpiece after masterpiece, many of which define moments and reflect attitudes about Western culture, I began to think about the history of art in the Middle East. I discovered […]

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A Whole New World of Controversy

Earlier this year, a Broadway adaptation of Disney’s 1992 movie Aladdin opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City. It received mostly positive critical reviews upon its premiere and was nominated for 5 Tony Awards, with James Monroe Iglehart, who plays the role of Genie, taking home the award for best featured actor in a […]

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A Will to Peaceful Coexistence: Sweden to Recognize Palestinian State

Ever since the killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June and the subsequent airstrikes and violence in the region, the eyes of the world have been focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and for months, world leaders have been contributing to the ongoing global discussion about the crisis. One such leader is newly-elected […]

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