Our literary editor, Malu Halasa, introduces TMR 38 • LSD, our Love, Sex and Desire issue, published ahead of the 14th of February.
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.
Mohammad Shawky Hassan reflects on the original story that informed the making of "Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day?” two years after its world premiere.
Emotions of modern romance are found in Alaa Hasanin’s "The Love That Doubles Loneliness," translated from Arabic by Salma Moustafa Khalil.
The young award-winning poet Sarah Ghazal Ali shares three poems from her book "Apotheosis" published by Alice James publishing.
Eman Quotah reviews a new anthology of love poems by Arab poets writing in English in the diaspora and in country.
Pantea Amin Tofangchi grew up in poetry, war, death, conflict, beauty, hatred, love, and censorship all at the same time. She was eight when the Iran‑Iraq War started and in… Continue reading Three Poems from Pantea Amin Tofangchi’s Glazed With War
In Mai Al-Nakib’s new short story, a woman makes a Herculean effort to preserve the memory and artwork of her late husband.
Can a crush on a teacher survive marriage, revolution, and a sinking, refugee dingy on the Mediterranean Sea?
Expressions of love in Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Turkish and Kurdish, to give Valentine's Day a new meaning.
Melissa Chemam reviews the new taboo-busting feature film from Moroccan director Maryam Touzani.