There’s nothing like the powdered wig era to remind us that any set of gender norms is temporary. Louisa Proske, Heartbeat Opera’s co-Artistic Director, tells us why… Read more “Drag Queens And Gateway Drugs: How Heartbeat Opera Is Breathing Life Into The Classics (Daily Pnut)”
How do we decide which of our idols get to be forgiven? On the 40th anniversary of Imagine, how should we remember John Lennon? Read the full article… Read more “What ‘Imagine’ Tells Us About Our Perception Of John Lennon And His Abusive Past (Uproxx)”
Since Mashrou’ Leila formed in 2008, the band has been a lightning rod for backlash from a conservative-controlled media, but also an important voice for gender equality in… Read more “How Lebanese Indie Rockers Mashrou’ Leila Balance Boycotts And Touring (Brooklyn Magazine)”
A conversation with Nasser Abufarha on Fair Trade and what it means for Palestinian farming. Listen to the podcast on Warscapes.
In his New York City debut, Egyptian artist Moataz Nasr talks about the clash of interests, politics, and cultural and historical moments that influenced his latest exhibit. Read the… Read more “Moataz Nasr’s search for sincerity in political art (Warscapes)”
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On Saturday, the jolliest festival on earth commenced during one of the most somber events in recent history. Europe is experiencing the largest influx of refugees it… Read more “Celebrating Oktoberfest During the Refugee Crisis (Afar)”