Since the 2011 uprising, the freedom and mood of Egyptian cinema and television have changed considerably. A story of the growing standoff between creators and censorship in post-2011 Egyptian drama.
Sectarian violence in the Arab and Muslim worlds is exacerbated by the role foreign powers play in the region, as well as local power rivalries.
A university initiative attempts to engage AUC with its surrounding community.
A 1960s play about corruption resonates in today’s Egypt.
How the murder of a social media star reveals deeper problems in Pakistani society.
Continued neglect for the heritage of the Egyptian Surrealist movement, despite a resurgence in interest abroad, raises questions about the politics of culture in Egypt.
Alaa Al Aswani’s novel holds up a mirror to contemporary Egyptian society.
Donald Trump’s vituperative, outsider presidential campaign rallied voters anxious about the economy, national security, and culture. But establishment Republicans shouldn’t be surprised by the tumult in the Grand Old Party.
Scholar Lila Abu-Lughod on the real obstacles facing women in the Islamic World.
A cinema downtown pushes the boundaries of film in Egypt.
Chicago activist Charlene Carruthers on the first African American president, the campaign against police brutality, and the struggle for black liberation.
Disillusionment with the January 25 revolution and what followed might be the first step towards a better, and more democratic, Egypt.
Donald Trump and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi peddle similar fantasies to ordinary people living in diminished and stressed conditions.
An exploration of discontent in Lahore, New York, and London.
Religious scholar Hamza Yusuf discusses the arc of Islamic civilization, the causes of Middle East conflict, and running the first Muslim liberal arts college in the United States.
Alain Passard is considered the best French chef in the world. He muses on his kitchen adventures, the splendor of vegetables, and the impact of globalization on cuisine à la française.
The tale of the Persian empire is one of vast farms, game reserves, and fisheries, elaborate kitchens staffed by thousands, and power. Centuries later, nations are still engaging in culinary politics.
In the colonial era the Vietnamese appropriated French baguette and added local ingredients to concoct a sandwich that is now a hit with the patrons of restaurants and food trucks from Singapore to San Francisco.