A Life Full of Good Stuff: A Conversation With Photojournalist Tor Eigeland

A Life Full of Good Stuff: A Conversation With Photojournalist Tor Eigeland

Photojournalist Tor Eigeland set sail from his hometown of Oslo in 1947 at age 16, and he never looked back until he had completed his last photography assignment, in Tangier for AramcoWorld in 2016.
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Arab American Journeys in Film: A Conversation with Waleed F. Mahdi

Arab American Journeys in Film: A Conversation with Waleed F. Mahdi

“What does it mean to develop a complex sense of Arab American identity in film?” asks Waleed F. Mahdi, whose comparative and detailed analysis of three motion picture industries—Hollywood, Egyptian and Arab American—searches for an answer to that question.
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Sweet Memories of a Middle Eastern Childhood: A Conversation with Salma Hage

Sweet Memories of a Middle Eastern Childhood: A Conversation with Salma Hage

Acclaimed cookbook author Salma Hage grew up in the mountains of the Kadisha Valley in Northern Lebanon. Like many cooks, she learned her craft at her mother’s knee, as well as those of other female relatives in her household, where she often took on the role of cook for her eleven siblings. Her most recent book, Middle Eastern Sweets, pays homage to the many sweet endings to traditional family meals plus the rich multicultural influences that have defined Lebanon and the region for centuries. 
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Culture, People and Land: A Conversation with Matthew Teller

Culture, People and Land: A Conversation with Matthew Teller

International travel in 2020 went from a luxury enjoyed by some to an impossibility endured by all. British travel writer and journalist Matthew Teller witnessed his livelihood become grounded more abruptly than most.
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On the Origins of Gothic Architecture: A Conversation with Diana Darke

On the Origins of Gothic Architecture: A Conversation with Diana Darke

With its rose windows and soaring, pointed arches, Gothic architecture is a crowning achievement of medieval Western Christendom but not, writes Oxford-educated Arabist Diana Darke, an independently developed one. 
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Why Collectors Matter: A Conversation with Arts of South Asia’s Coeditors

Why Collectors Matter: A Conversation with Arts of South Asia’s Coeditors

In Arts of South Asia: Cultures of Collecting, coeditors Allysa B. Peyton and Katherine Ann Paul draw us into the personal, institutional and political dynamics surrounding objects that have journeyed from South Asia India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan to museums abroad and, in one case, undergone repatriation.
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Giving Voice to a Multicultural Character: A Conversation With Anissa Bouziane

Giving Voice to a Multicultural Character: A Conversation With Anissa Bouziane

Writer Anissa M. Bouziane’s heritage in Morocco reflects in her creative output, from her experiences in film to her 2019 novel, Dune Song.
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How a Story of Bread Became a Sharing of Culture: A Conversation With Marina Abrams

How a Story of Bread Became a Sharing of Culture: A Conversation With Marina Abrams

In this colorful, educational children's book, Marina Abrams summons her childhood memories along the Kazakhstan-China border, all brought to life and imagination by Tajik illustrator Farrukh Negmatzade.
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Tackling Tough Subjects Through Children's Literature: A Conversation With Wafa' Tarnowska

Tackling Tough Subjects Through Children's Literature: A Conversation With Wafa' Tarnowska

A self-described "world Bedouin," Wafa' Tarnowska's extensive travels sowed the seeds for her new children's book, Amazing Women of the Middle East.
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