ELLIS, a 14-minute film by the visual artist JR, stars Robert DeNiro and offers a compelling meditation on the plight of migrants and refugees — past and present.

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Electra Street Playlist No. 2

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Matthew Silverstein shares some of the classical music he grew to love as a child while listening with his grandfather.

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The Nile Project Plays at NYUAD

Nikolaj Nielsen listens to the Nile Project’s musical celebration the life and music of the Nile countries at NYU Abu Dhabi’s East Plaza.

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A Taste of Home

Riva Razdan samples the food at Bite Rite, an Abu Dhabi restaurant that promises its patrons “healthy” Indian food.
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Review: IKEA's Swedish Meatballs

Nikolaj Nielsen cherishes each of his IKEA Swedish meatballs, including the thirteenth one the server gave him by mistake.


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From the Archives

Card Games in Nepal

The game is reasonably straightforward. Pass cards around from one player to another until someone collects a set of four. Each player can only hold four cards in her hand at once, and choosing to keep a new card means discarding another. Once someone has “four of a... read more

50 Dirhams a Day: Abu Dhabi

If you are looking to take a break from the overwhelming daily pace of Abu Dhabi, commit to an afternoon exploring the city. You’ll be surprised how far 50 dirhams will get you. Catch the number 5 bus to the Al Mina Port. Get off at the Electra Street stop, which is... read more

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