Anita Shishani meditates on the importance of this dish to Chechen cultural identity.
Nikolaj Nielsen offers a different perspective on the Qasr Al Hosn festival and on the question of “cultural purity.”
ELECTRA STREET screens JR’s 14-minute film ELLIS, starring Robert De Niro.
Bettina Hoerlin tells us how she came to write about her parents’ life in Nazi Germany and the United States, a love story reconstructed from a long-lost cache of letters.
Dana Abu Ali visits the third annual festival in Abu Dhabi, which celebrates the history of the city’s oldest building and the emirate that grew up around it.
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
A meditation on the presentation of traditional UAE folkways at the 2013 Qasr al-Hosn Festival.
David Heard talks about the early days of the UAE in his newest book.
An address by David Levering Lewis.