Firas al-Shirafi was admitted to the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music when he was five.
Novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah portrays Daher al-Umar al-Zaydani as a just and merciful ruler.
“Even if the entire government of Israel comes, I’m not going to leave my home,” says 80-year-old Yousef in Roshmia, a brave new documentary film.
A new edition of Avi Shlaim’s book on the 1956 invasion of Egypt is solid, but not much has been updated.
A new book describes how Israel tries — and fails — to quell resistance.
Three new books help dispel many Western myths about music and culture in the Middle East.
Two new books provide valuable insight into why freedom of speech can be suppressed at American universities.
An award-winning young Palestinian photographer reflects on life in the war-torn refugee camp in Syria.
Documentary centers on director Leila Sansour’s decision to return to the hometown she once resented.
Muhammad Mahmoud Quraiqe wants to draw the most portraits ever completed within a week.
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