Art, Music & Culture

Leila Khaled in lipstick: women-focused art show tours West Bank

Daryl Meador
28 September 2012
Feminist take on Palestinian history offered by art show touring West Bank universities.

"Balance" prevents beginner's guide from reaching nub of Palestine conflict

Asa Winstanley
13 September 2012
Is The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction a book to be recommended to those new to the topic?

Artists, writers respond to "vile city" of Ramallah in new book

Sarah Irving
6 September 2012
In Ramallah, Running is a set of visual and written thoughts, questions and responses about the city of Ramallah.

Review: tortured optimism in Raja Shehadeh's "Occupation Diaries"

Sarah Irving
31 August 2012
Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority come under sharp criticism in Raja Shehadeh’s Occupation Diaries.

Glenn Greenwald skewers US injustices in compelling latest book

Maureen Clare Murphy
28 August 2012
Columnist Glenn Greenwald’s most recent book demonstrates “how the law is used to destroy equality and protect the powerful” in the United States today.

New book "Freedom Sailors" provides riveting account of siege-breaking journey to Gaza

Rod Such
21 August 2012
Freedom Sailors is a first-hand account of the first successful attempt to break the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip by sailing two boats into Gaza City in 2008.

"After Zionism" puts forth debates on one-state solution

Sarah Irving
14 August 2012
After Zionism: One State for Israel and Palestine is a significant contribution to the literature on the one-state/two-state debate.

Book review: how Israeli school textbooks teach kids to hate

Asa Winstanley
11 August 2012
A new book examines how the widespread inculcation of anti-Palestinian ideology in the minds of Israel’s youth is achieved in school textbooks.

Book review: Comic curmudgeon Harvey Pekar faces truth about Israel

Joy Ellison
7 August 2012
The legendary late comic book writer Harvey Pekar and illustrator JT Waldman examine Pekar’s disillusionment with the State of Israel in Not the Israel my Parents Promised Me.

Magic realism with footnotes: novelist Nasrallah creates a genre of his own

Raymond Deane
28 July 2012
Ibrahim Nasrallah’s Time of White Horses is a bewildering labyrinth of a book, yet its very untidiness conveys a powerful sense of the textures of place, time and custom of Palestine’s history.

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