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14 June, 2024

Is Amin Maalouf’s Latest Novel, On the Isle of Antioch, a Parody?

Farah-Silvana Kanan questions whether, in this novel, the Franco-Lebanese master is at the height of his powers, or is having us on...

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14 June, 2024

How to Write About Kurdistan

A writer's satirical guide on how to write about the hapless, subjugated Kurds, if you're not already filming them for a documentary.

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14 June, 2024

World Picks From The Editors: June 15 — June 30

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

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31 May, 2024

What Is Home?—Gazans Redefine Place Amid Displacement

Continuously displaced Palestinians redefine "home" in Osama Kahlout’s surprising photographs from the war on Gaza.

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TMR 42 • THEATRE

Dare Not Speak—a One-Act Play

A stage director declines producing a play about a child tragically murdered during a genocide, fearing she may appear biased.

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Latest Essays & Fiction

Essays • 14 June, 2024

How to Write About Kurdistan

A writer's satirical guide on how to write about the hapless, subjugated Kurds, if you're not already filming them for a documentary.

Essays • 7 June, 2024

Wajdi Mouawad’s “Controversial” Wedding Day

Al Jadid editor Elie Chalala finds that Lebanese intellectuals’ defense of expat director Wadji Mouawad contrasts with state chokehold on freedom of expression. 

Books • 7 June, 2024

A Bicentennial Remembrance of Lord Byron, Among Greeks & Turks

Lord Byron, a theatrical poet, created the concept of celebrity and, with his poetry, brought the Ottoman world to European audiences.

Essays • 7 June, 2024

Omar Naim Exclusive: Two Films on Beirut & Theatre

Omar Naim set out to create a film about the Lebanese theatre scene where stage honesty clashes with street deceit.

Essays • 7 June, 2024

Arab Shakespeare?

Georgina Van Welie, co-founder of Sabab theatre, shares her perspective on the "Arab" Shakespeare Trilogy for the first time

Books • 7 June, 2024

Palestine, Political Theatre & the Performance of Queer Solidarity in Jean Genet’s Prisoner of Love

"Prisoner of Love" acknowledges the limitations of language in capturing the reality of the Palestinian revolution, writes Saleem Haddad.