Art, Music & Culture

What games do you play as Israel suffocates your childhood?

Raphael Cormack
25 March 2015

Despite being action-packed, it’s the words that really count in Dalia Taha’s new play.

Method Man: a trailblazer of hip-hop solidarity with Palestine?

Sama'an Ashrawi
Los Angeles
16 March 2015

Wu-Tang Clan rapper explains the inspiration for his track “PLO Style.”

Video: Gaza vintage cars evoke happier times

Linda Paganelli
12 March 2015

Classic automobiles remind Palestinians of when they could travel freely.

Listen: Eleven-year-old Gaza musician plays qanun

Rami Almeghari
Gaza City
24 February 2015

Firas al-Shirafi was admitted to the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music when he was five.

Romance and adventure in eighteenth-century Palestine

Sarah Irving
11 February 2015

Novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah portrays Daher al-Umar al-Zaydani as a just and merciful ruler.

New Palestinian film documents final "destruction of the refugee tent"

Budour Youssef Hassan
2 February 2015

“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.

Israel's conspiracy to invade Nasser's Egypt

Rod Such
28 January 2015

A new edition of Avi Shlaim’s book on the 1956 invasion of Egypt is solid, but not much has been updated.

Why Israel will never control Palestinian minds

Rod Such
8 January 2015

A new book describes how Israel tries — and fails — to quell resistance.

Rebel songs to rap: the history of Palestine's music

Sarah Irving
22 December 2014

Three new books help dispel many Western myths about music and culture in the Middle East.

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