In a radically revised and trimmed version of Puccini’s classic, Heartbeat Opera tries to address the Asian stereotypes the work helped perpetuate. Read more at The New York Times.
When Boubacar Traoré first achieved fame in the 1960s, it was tethered to a social responsibility. Hits like Mali Twist were immediately swept into the narrative of… Read more “Boubacar Traoré Creates Community Using The Language Of Blues (Warscapes)”
A review of Conference of the Birds, directed by Naila Al-Atrash. Read more on Warscapes.
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)”
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)”
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)”