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 the region. Read more at 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 full story at Warscapes.
We met up with the Nobel Prize-winning Turkish author to discuss his 12th novel A Strangeness in My Mind. Read the full story at VICE.
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 has seen in decades, and Germany has opened its doors to more refugees than any other EU nation, giving rise to many questions for travelers: Will festival goers be a burden to an already exhausted infrastructure? Will there be unforeseen challenges in traveling around the city? Is it even an appropriate time to celebrate? Read the full story at Afar.
Called “SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms,” the 14th annual Istanbul Biennial is a celebration of modern art that breaks away from the standard museum and makes use of boats, garages, abandoned schools, and other offbeat corners for art installations throughout the city. Read the full story at Afar.