Terrorist Transgressions

In Sue Malvern and Gabriel Koureas’ piece called “Terrorist Transgressions: Exploring the Gendered Representations of the Terrorist, explains how terrorist are defined and how those definitions are often formulated through circulated myths. These myths are often perpetuated through people’s, often Americans, perspective of war and the imagery that follows. This heavy reliance of the western […]

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Fairuz: The Voice of Lebanon

  Fairuz, a cultural and political symbol of Lebanon is a singer that was considered the embodiment of peace and humanity of the country. Her voice was considered so great many believed that she was the reason a civil war was stopped. Fairuz proves that the power of music has the ability to silence conflict, […]

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Meeting Points

The Article Curating the Revolution: Meeting Points 7 by Omar Kholeif addresses the Young Arab Theater Fund (YATF) and what. This organization supports the visual arts in the Arab world. The most important and significant of these projects is Meeting Points. This project takes place every other year and moves from city to city. This […]

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Politics, Art, and the Revolution

Omar Kholeif’s article, The Social Impulse: Politics, Media and Art after the Arab Uprisings. Kholeif is an Egypt born writer and curator who shows interest in the increasing popularity of work from artists who focus on representation of the revolution and the Arab Spring. He also focuses on artist who develop new media and digital […]

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Future Tripping Through Fake News

This installation and talk presented by Elizabeth Losh poses a powerful and lingering question, do we care about the exceeding predominance of fake news? Losh began her discussion by breaking down the landscape of fake news into various categories. These categories help to navigate the current understanding of how fake news functions in our media […]

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Bad Apples

Lisa Hajjar’s article “Tweeting from Guantanamo: Recording History 140 Characters at a Time” explains that when the military commissions hold hearings, electronic devices are prohibited. In turn, the journalists that decide to opt out of being in the courtroom can use Twitter to tweet real-time record, albeit on a minimal form, enabling only the use […]

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Fractured Lands

Scott Anderson’s piece in the New York Times called “Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart”, addresses the American invasion of Iraq over a decade ago, which eventually led to the devastating rise of ISIS and the global refugee crisis. This article is also implements the works of Paolo Pellegrin, which add a photographic/video […]

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