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A Conversation with Saudi Filmmakers

Twelve short films. Five video installations. Three days. Seven Saudi filmakers talk about one of the world's fastest-emerging film industries.
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A Conversation with Saudi Filmmakers

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First Look: The Shining Jewel

Often an angle least considered is the bird’s-eye view—straight down, this came to mind when I thought about photographing the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.
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First Look: The Shining Jewel

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Flavors: Kurus with Spoon Salad

My mother made kurus a lot for my brother and me because it was inexpensive, easy to prepare and, most importantly, delicious.

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Flavors: Kurus with Spoon Salad

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Kufiya Nouveau

Once a traditional Arab headdress of white cotton sewn with traditional patterns in black or red, the kufiya is being pulled by designers onto the streets and runways of global fashion.

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Kufiya Nouveau

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Listening to the Land

Tuned to low-impact design, local materials and how people physically experience buildings, the Royal Academy for Conservation of Nature in northern Jordan rises from an abandoned limestone quarry to exemplify the ethic it teaches.
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Listening to the Land

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More Than a Team

Founded more than 100 years ago, Club Deportivo Palestino (Palestinian Sport Club) helped unify Palestinian immigrants in Santiago, Chile. Today, an estimated 300,000 Chileans can claim Palestinian descent, and the premier-league club is an active link to a distant land of origin. 
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More Than a Team

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Somaliland’s Midwife

From the hospital that carries her name to the villages where she is affectionately greeted as Edo (Auntie), Edna Adan has helped Somaliland recover from a civil war and inspired a rising generation of women leaders in medicine, public service, environmental conservation and even the arts.
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Somaliland’s Midwife

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The Fragile Songs of the Sumatran Rhinos

“The more I know, the more I love about the Sumatran rhino,” says veterinarian Zulfi Arsan  about the smallest and oldest rhino species. With only a few dozen left in the wild, captive breeding may offer the rhinos their best—and perhaps only—hope. 

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The Fragile Songs of the Sumatran Rhinos


2021 Calendar: Flavors

2021 Calendar: Flavors

Cooking at home: Many of us are doing more of it than ever. Stories and recipes selected from our own regular “Flavors” section show just how delicious 12 months of discovery can be.
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The Westward Journeys of Buttons

The Westward Journeys of Buttons

We all use them. Most fasten; some decorate. A search for origins points toward the Indus Valley and China. By the Middle Ages, buttons reached Europe along with other garment techniques and fashion influences from lands east. Their stories are as interwoven as the textiles they make possible and as varied as their infinite designs.
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Artists Answer COVID-19

Artists Answer COVID-19

Amid this year’s travel bans, museum and gallery closures, lockdowns, quarantines, and social distancing, visual artists are responding with fresh imagery and creative collaborations across new platforms to articulate this moment and carry culture forward into the next.
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The Future’s Golden Fiber

The Future’s Golden Fiber

Jute grows in tropical wetlands worldwide but nowhere as organic and plentiful as the deltas of Bangladesh and India, where its golden-hued fibers are inspiring a new generation of biodegradable products from carpets to car seats, clothing to “bioplastic” grocery bags.
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A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

In the era when baseball emerged as "America" National Pastime," the sons of Syrian Lebanese immigrants were smitten by the sport too— including a leftie slugger in Port Arthur, Texas, named Bill Anawaty.
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Sitar Master of Maryland

Sitar Master of Maryland

With a lifetime of training from leading sitar virtuosos, Alif Laila is one of few women to achieve international recognition with the mesmerizing instrument whose sound evokes the musical identity of the greater Indian subcontinent. She is as passionate about music as she is about encouraging other women.

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FirstLook: East Coast of Saudi Arabia, Circa 1952–1964

FirstLook: East Coast of Saudi Arabia, Circa 1952–1964

East Coast of Saudi Arabia, Circa 1952–1964
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Flavors: Tamia—Falafel

Flavors: Tamia—Falafel

An easy Sudanese recipe for this great snack or mezze/appetizer that is probably as popular in the West as in the Middle East, where it originated.
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The Dialogues of Don Quixote

The Dialogues of Don Quixote

Amid the fearful turbulence of the 17th century, Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes invented a plot, characters and names that seemed innocently comical, but they cleverly cloaked his insistence that Spain recognize its historical diversity—and Don Quixote became the bestselling novel ever published.

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