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2020 Calendar: Exploring Islamic Maps

2020 Calendar: Exploring Islamic Maps
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2020 Calendar: Exploring Islamic Maps

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A Palette in White

There is no official count of how many varieties of cheese the Arab world produces. Although each is unique, all are white. Don’t even begin to think that makes them boring. 
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A Palette in White

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The Storyteller Who Listened

“I’ve tried to listen and understand,” said the late Anthony Shadid, the first Arab American correspondent to win a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting. How he did it was no secret formula: time; attention; sincerity—and lots of notes.
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The Storyteller Who Listened

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Cooling Dubai

Some 90 former warehouses have been transformed into a lively cultural scene at Alserkal Avenue—the latest of Dubai’s replies to the question, “What can art do for a city?”
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  • Places

Cooling Dubai

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Robots of Ages Past

A century ago, a Czech playwright coined the word “robot,” and 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci designed a pretty good one—and he was far from the first. (Hey Siri, who was Ismail al-Jazari?)
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Robots of Ages Past

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Messages in the Maps

Long given short shrift by Western scholars for being more schematic than to scale, Islamic maps from the 10th to the 18th century were often sophisticated images, full of insights for anyone willing to set out and explore them.
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Messages in the Maps

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