Frankenstein and His Progeny

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Attempting the Food Festival

NYUAD foodie Christina Serrano begins her investigation of Abu Dhabi’s eclectic and growing food scene.

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The Problem of Point-of-View in Documentary Film

Prompted by a panel at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival,
Grega Ulen reflects on the interplay of subjectivity and objectivity
in documentary film.

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The Lasting Appeal of Sholay

Nearly three decades after the iconic Bollywood film’s release, Mohit Mandal finally sees
what all the fuss was about.

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Eid Postcard Contest Winners

We asked community members who had traveled during the 2014 Eid al-Adha holiday to submit photos from their trips that would make good postcards. Here are our top submissions. Scroll down to find our winning three postcards:   Aiman Khurram, Those Who Don’t... read more

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I arrived where I wanted to be: Gamla Stan, a fairytale condensed into a tiny island marking the center of Stockholm. Cobbled streets and alluring alleyways dating back to the thirteenth century host a multitude of museums and trinket shops that, when I arrived, had... read more

Reflections on a Sri Lankan Adventure

Finally! The torch works again. The others seem to gain confidence despite the rain beating down on their faces and keep climbing ahead. Me? I’m falling behind. Like always. This is what you get while trying to climb a mountain during a storm. Who thought this... read more

Da Vinci Comes to Abu Dhabi

I should warn you, art has never really been my thing. I have never felt comfortable contemplating art pieces, analyzing them or describing what I feel when I look at them — partly because I feel nothing. As you might imagine, then, attending the Abu Dhabi... read more

Interview with Abdullah al-Mutairi

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From the Archives

Card Games in Nepal

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