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Daily picks from the staff, volunteers, board and advisory board members from the Levantine Cultural Center and Levantine Review

past picks

  • Nora Connor on the myth of the Muslim tide—Guernica
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  • Juan Cole on Netanyahu and Iran—Informed Comment
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  • Bibi Entertains Us at the UN—the Civil Arab
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  • Mohsen Namjoo, Iranian musical innovator—Qantara
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  • Interview with Stephen Sheehi on "Islamophobia"—Jadaliyya 
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  • On Being an Arab in Israel, Sayed Kashua in Haaretz
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  • Litmus Test on Israel Fuels Anti-Muslim Bias—Alternet.org
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  • Mideast web site features "green" stories at Greenprophet.com
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  • Iraqi actress Layla Mohammed in Heather Raffo's "9 Parts of Desire"
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  • Los Angeles as Seen by Laila Lalami
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  • Remaking Arab Identity in America, Khaled A. Beydoun—Al Jazeera
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  • TED Talk on Rebranding Islam in America—Rashid Gazi
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  • Take a virtual walking tour of the Alhambra—Aramco
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  • Everything you ever wanted to know about Za'atar—Aramco
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  • Miko Peled on the Truth About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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  • Dean Obeidallah on "The War on Comedy"—CNN
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  • The Coming Arab Identity Crisis—The Atlantic
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  • Azar Nafisi & Robin Wright Discuss "A Separation"—The Atlantic
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  • Iran War Drums Beating—Truthout
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  • Ahdaf Souief on Cairo—Guernica
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  • We Need a New Revolution, Says Egyptian Democracy Activist—Qantara
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  • Iranian Journalists Under Pressure, Arrest or Exile—Qantara
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  • Gaza, "Who's Afraid of Childrens' Art?"—Jewish Journal
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  • Israeli women's rights slipping in face of ultra-Orthodox Jewry—LA Times
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  • Is the Revolution Eating Its Children?—Qatara
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  • Yes to Palestine: Reza Aslan on Obama & the UN Vote—L.A. Times
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  • How 9/11 has shaped our decade and why there is no clash of civilizations—Quantara
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  • After the Fall, New Yorkers Remember September 11, 2011 and the Years That Followed
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  • New Cairo Newspaper for New Democracy—Elan Mag
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  • Writing on the Arab Spring, Part II—Words Without Borders
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  • Islamophobia, Zionism and the Norway Massacre—Ali Abunimah in Al Jazeera
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  • Leila Ahmed on the Veil in "A Quiet Revolution" Reviewed by Laila Lalami—LA Times
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  • Lila Azam Zanganeh interviews Amitav Ghosh on Iraq, anthropolgy etc-Guernica
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  • Palestinians & Israelis protest housing market and laws—Mark LeVine in Al Jazeera
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  • Words Without Borders Features Arab Spring Issue—July
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  • LA Times Interview with Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian American Nobel Prize Laureate
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  • The Influence of Music in the Middle East—The National
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  • Muslim Women Speak Out Through Flash Mob—Talking Points Memo
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  • Using Movies to Study Middle East History and Politics—Film School Rejects
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  • Cain's Message is, Muslims Need Not Apply—Dean Obeidallah on CNN.com
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  • Students get richer look at cultures of the Middle East—UChicago News
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  • U.S. could be headed for Iraq redux in Iran—Seymour Hersh
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  • Arab art gallery is planned—The Jewish Chronicle Online
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  • The Art of Protest Before Social Media—The Independent
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  • Promise of Arab Uprisings Is Threatened by Divisions—New York Times
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  • A Palestinian Perspective—Politico
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  • Assessing the art of the Tahrir uprisings—Connected in Cairo
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  • Saudi literary clubs told to do business by the book—The Jerusalem Post
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  • Columbia University Awards Top Journalism Prize to Al Jazeera English—Fox News
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  • Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan—Aljazeera
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  • An Egyptian cafe on the sidelines of history—The Los Angeles Times
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  • Exiles Shaping World's Image of Syria Revolt—The New York Times
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  • Libya Blast Kills Oscar-nominated Documentarian—The Los Angeles Times
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  • Inside Iran: The Art of Resistance—Global Post
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  • Why Republicans Love Sharia Law—Dean Obeidallah, CNN
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  • The Art of Revolution: Egypt's Non-violent Warriors—The Daily Star
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  • A Remembrance of Juliano Mer-Khamis—Foreign Policy
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  • Muslim in America: Surveillance Protest Art—San Francisco Chronicle
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  • The Middle East's Other Revolution—Forbes
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  • Prisoner of Damascus—New York Times
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  • Syrian uprising heard through underground anthems—The Los Angeles Times
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  • Womad workshop uses music to teach Arabic culture—The National
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  • Pro-Palestinian Israeli filmmaker killed in West Bank city—The Los Angeles Times
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  • Revolution's Long Shadow Over the Tehran Art Scene—The New York Times
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  • Political art fills a void in the Middle East—The Economist
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  • The fate of Egyptian art today—Huffington Post
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  • A Worldly Art Scene Sprouts in Tehran—Los Angeles Times
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  • How Comedy Can Address Islamophobia—San Francisco Chronicle
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  • Dialogue by way of art in Israel—The New York Times
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  • Dislike for Qaddafi gives Arabs a point of unity—The New York Times
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  • Art Dubai 2011 a success—The National
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  • Five brothers against Qaddafi—Al Jazeera
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  • Jamal Mahjoub interviews Ahdaf Soueif on Egypt's revolution—Guernica
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  • Israel to build more settler homes—Al Jazeera
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  • Qaddafi unlikely to push further east—The Christian Science Monitor
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  • Saudi troops enter Bahrain in response to unrest—The New York Times
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  • Rising tensions in Middle East as world watches Japan—Global Post
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  • U.S. anti-Muslim rally in Orange County raises fears—Al Jazeera
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  • Should politics and art remain separate?—The Telegraph
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  • Protest movements give new energy to International Women's Day—Los Angeles Times
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  • Terror Quiets Tripoli as Rebels Battle in the East—The New York Times
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  • Art and the Revolutions in the Middle East—The Chicago Arts Blog
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  • Powerful Cleric Urges Islamic Rule in Yemen—The New York Times
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  • Songs of Revolution—The Observer
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  • The Political Power of Literature—Al Jazeera
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  • Muslim Feminist Punk Helps Destroy Stereotypes—Alternet
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  • Libyan Refugees tell of descent into chaos—Independent Online
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  • Navigating Libya's tribal maze—Aljazeera
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  • Security Forces in Bahrain Fire on Mourners and Journalists—The New York Times
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  • Perisa's Private Cuisine Goes Public—The Wall Stree Journal
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  • Culture differences matter (even within Islam)—Discover
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  • Facebook Reluctant to Discuss Its Role in Middle East Protest—Switched
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  • Facebook Reluctant to Discuss Its Role in Middle East Protest—Switched
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  • Iran: Today's Protests in Videos—Global Voices
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  • After 3-decade rule, Mubarak will be remembered for how it ended—The Washington Post
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  • Mubarak Steps Down As Egypt's President—NPR
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  • Mubarak Refuses to Step Down—The New York Times
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  • Tunisia's revolution: Now what?—The Economist
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  • A New American Strategy for the Middle East Is a Must—The Huffington Post
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  • At Night, Protest Gives Way to Poetry—The New York Times
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  • Restoration work begins on damaged Egyptian artifactsCNN
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  • Oscar star Spacey's theatre workshops to mentor young—The National
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  • Iran bans state TV from from teaching foreign recipiesThe Washington Post
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  • Culinary Comfort in a Tumultuous Middle EastThe New York Times
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  • Cairo is not TehranLos Angeles Times
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  • The Middle East's freedom train has just left the station: Rami Khoury
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  • Why Middle East turmoil is a direct threat to the U.S. empire: Chomsky & Goodman
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  • Nawal El Saadawi from Cairo on the unrest
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  • Dean Obeidallah on "The Comedy Jihad in the Middle East"—BBC
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  • Tunisia's "Jasmine Revolution" May Not Mean Democracy—Yet
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  • LA Times on Iranian Director's Hollywood Allies
     
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  • Sean Penn & Other Hollywoodites Protest Jailed Iranian Filmmakers
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  • GUERNICA: New 9/11 Exhibit in Manhattan Among the Best Ever
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  • The Ayatollah's Democracy, Hooman Majd-NPR story
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  • Academic Research Between US-Israel Subject of Delegation Visit
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  • Leader of Park51 Comments on "Building on Faith" in NYT
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  • Pioneering Iranian Blogger Sentenced to 19 Years
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  • The Ayatollah's Democracy, Hooman Majd-NPR story
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  • Academic Research Between US-Israel Subject of Delegation Visit
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  • Leader of Park51 Comments on "Building on Faith" in NYT
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  • Village Voice Op-Ed on the "Ground Zero Mosque"
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  • Islamo-Erotica—a new trend?
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  • East and West Afghan Food Online or at Whole Foods
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  • Afghan Women Have Already Been Abandoned 
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  • Ground Zero Mosque clears hurdle but still faces staunch critics 
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  • NYU Opening Abu Dhabi Campus in September, Hopes to Be First Truly International University 
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  • Turks Put "Twist" in Racy Soaps 
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  • Sounds & Scenes from the World Sacred Music Festival 
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  • Baghdad Glitters With New Nightlife, Behind Shatterproof Glass
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  • Lebanon Tries to Fend Off Extinction of Arabic Language while French and English Prosper
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  • Saddam Hussein's Old Sculptor Tries to Make A Comeback
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  • World Cup Fever Erupts but few Arab Teams are Winning
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  • The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment by Peter Beinart
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  • Protest music stirs fires of Iranian discontent on eve of June 12 Green Revolution anniversary View>>
  • U.S. Middle East diplomacy includes listening to what youth generations say in social media
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  • The Dalai Lama on the Culture of Faith and Mutual Respect:
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  • The Diplomacy of Dance—How Culture Bridges Americans, Palestinians & Israelis:
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  • "No Reservations" returns to Lebanon  despite painful memories of last visit during 2006 war:
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  • Hollywood Film-Makers Urge Release of Imprisioned Iranian Filmmaker :
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  • "Perfect Storm" Author Sebastian Junger Embedded With Troops in Afghanistan:
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  • Controversial Song About Jerusalem Freighted by Politics, Borders on PRI:
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  • Lebanese Filmmaker Takes on Violence and Masculinity at International Film Fesitival:
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  • Dubai Gears Up for 2020 Olympics Bid:
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  • Lebanese Chefs Take Back Hummus Title from Israel:
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  • Baghdad Cinema Celebrates Return of Iraqi Culture:
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  • Simultaneous but Separate Palestinian and Israeli literary festivals: Kafka Lives:
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  • Pop culture in the Arab world according to Shereen El Feki
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  • Hollywood Rallies to Iranian Director's Defense—The Wrap
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  • Lebanese Hip Hop Pioneer Rapping for Free Speech—Daily Star
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  • Umm Kulthum: 'The Lady of Cairo'—NPR
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  • Review compares books on Israel-Palestine wall and Turkish relationship with Armenians, Kurds—LA Times  
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  • "Hero Pizza" - Funny new novel about an Iranian-American man trying to convince his parents he's an adult.  
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  • Dave Eggers Reviews Alia Malek's Book on Arab Americans—SF Chronicle
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  • Lebanese Militant Apologizes for War Crimes, Muslims and Christians Remember When Antipathy Began
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  • Atif Rahimi's "Imaginary Return" on Afghanistan—Words Without Borders
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  • "The Memory Kitchen" on Forgotten Recipes in Turkey—New Yorker
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  • "Another Border/Cinema Rif"—LACMA shows films from Tangier archive in June—Bidoun
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  • Egypt makes case for return of its antiquities
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  • Palestinians on the peaceful path—NYT
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  • Why Some Iranians Hate "Soraya"—Iranian.com
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  • Saudi Female Poet Inflames and Inspires Conservative Nation
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  • Elan on "Muslims, Race and the Blogosphere"
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  • The Iraq Papers
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  • Istanbul Becomes Europe's Official Capital of Culture
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  • Raya Meddine Talks About Life in LA and Levantine Center in Beirut's Al-Akhbar
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  • Guernica, an online magazine of arts and politics
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