Welcome to Electra Street, a journal of the arts and humanities published at NYU Abu Dhabi.

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What Do Our Artists Say About Us?

Last summer, while interning at a contemporary art gallery in Manhattan, my boss assigned me the prestigious task of purchasing a jeroboam (a three liter bottle) of champagne for her friend’s birthday. When I called a local liquor store, they offered me not only a... read more

50 Dirhams a Day: New York City

AED 50 = $13.61 It’s 9 am. You’re in New York City, armed with $14 (50 dirhams) and no plans. Start your day by walking to to Union Square for the Greenmarket, a farmers’ market that transforms the west side of the square into a cornucopia of fresh produce, artisanal... read more

From the Archives

50 Dirhams a Day: Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi offers plenty to do on a sunny afternoon, but it can be difficult to plan budget-friendly excursions. Here, I suggest a plan for an “expat” afternoon without an “expat” salary. These activities are best enjoyed after 4:30pm, when Abu Dhabi’s merciless heat... read more

Love in Objects: The Museum of Innocence

Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence offers an alternative telling of his novel by the same name, raising questions about the power of everyday objects to convey meaning. Tessa Ayson takes us on an exploration of this window into Turkey’s soul

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