I decided to look at the VJ Um Amel “Gaza Audio-Visual Narrative by a Cyborg: Images by Hashtag,” piece for the blog post this week. At first, I looked at it and mostly thought that there was little to look at an analyze. I felt as if I got the idea to take the social media […]Read More Repetitive Art Reflects Repetitive Media
Uum Kalthoum was a popular Egyptian singer for several decades and left a lasting impression on not only Egypt and the Arab world but the entire world as a whole. Her career spanned several decades and using was is only appropriate due to her passing in 1975. Her work and impact is still felt today. […]Read More Uum Kalthoum and Singing Beyond Egypt
When we were encouraged to read more of Lisa’s work I was expecting to see a very similar breach of subjects as the two works on the syllabus. While there are plenty of pieces on Guantanamo, even up to as recent as earlier this year in the piece on it 16th anniversary , “The Guantanamo […]Read More The Expansive Work of Lisa Hajjar
“Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart” by Scott Anderson was a wonderful read throughout. Following the different people across the Middle East were impacted differently by then events transpiring in the early 21st century was more than educational. It was once I finished that I became progressively perplexed by how the piece was […]Read More Journalism or Stories?