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26 February, 2024

Messages from Gaza / 5

A first-person account reveals the nightmare Gaza has become, where every safe zone is carpet-bombed, shelled, sniped by the IDF.

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26 February, 2024

New Palestinian Poster Art Responds to War and Apartheid

Curator Nadine Aranki presents posters by new and established artists, writers and graphic designers, in the service of social justice for Palestine.

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23 February, 2024

World Picks from the Editors: Feb 23 — Mar 7

TMR editors highlight the best events, books, films, podcasts and other cultural products from around the globe.

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19 February, 2024

Eyeliner: A Cultural History by Zahra Hankir—A Review

Nazli Tarzi reviews a book that challenges the uncritical view of eyeliner as a mere “exercise in vanity” and probes its use across many societies.

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TMR 38 • LSD (Love Sex Desire)

LSD in the Arab World: Porn, Sade, and the Next-Door Flasher

In LSD's centerpiece, Joumana Haddad argues that with a dire need for political and economic reforms in most Arab countries, a sexual revolution should come first and foremost.

Essays

Public intellectuals in times of crisis.

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Essays • 26 February, 2024

Messages from Gaza / 5

A first-person account reveals the nightmare Gaza has become, where every safe zone is carpet-bombed, shelled, sniped by the IDF.

Essays • 19 February, 2024

The Oath of Cyriac: Recovery or Spin?

In Olivier Bourgeois' docudrama "The Oath of Cyriac," professionals and volunteers race to preserve the Aleppo collection.

Essays • 4 February, 2024

LSD in the Arab World: Porn, Sade, and the Next-Door Flasher

In LSD's centerpiece, Joumana Haddad argues that with a dire need for political and economic reforms in most Arab countries, a sexual revolution should come…

Fiction • 4 February, 2024

“Drinking Tea at Lahore Chai Masters”—a story by Farah Ahamed

When Mehreen and Asma compare notes, they realize they are still not unfettered lovers.

Essays • 4 February, 2024

“Double Apple”—a short story by MK Harb

Negotiating the secret byways of Beirut, a cousin helps a cousin achieve his heart’s greatest desire — for a price.

Essays • 4 February, 2024

Tears of the Patriarch

An exclusive excerpt from Dina Wahba's book "Counter Revolutionary Egypt" describes how the lachrymose president manipulates the public.