…Dream City is a place of many voices, where the unified singular self is...– zadie smith
Tear down the mosque and temple too, break all that divides But do not break...– Bulleh Shah (Punjab, 1680-1758)
sleeping in technicolor
I keep falling asleep at the movies in Germany. I buy popcorn, reserve an appropriately centered Sitzplatz at a vintage Kino, and yet there I am, asleep within thirty minutes, popcorn and gummy Bärchen littered all over myself. At first I was convinced this phenomenon was the fault of the energy efficient Germans, who refuse to air condition you to frigid alertness as the Regal Multiplexes have...
an expanded tribute
On Friday, readers of the New York Times woke to sobering news of the death of one of the newspaper’s most celebrated journalists, Anthony Shadid. The two-time Pulitzer Prize winning Middle East correspondent had been surreptitiously reporting inside Syria, covering President Assad’s brutal crackdown of the uprising there. Despite the risk of reporting under a ban on foreign reporters, Mr. Shadid...
the arab winter
The great American journalist Anthony Shadid is gone. A chronicler of the contemporary Middle East, its wars, its tragedies, its upheavals…but above all a chronicler of the humanity of its people… Anthony Shadid has left us at a time when we needed him the most. The Arab Spring was the story the Pulitzer Prize winning Lebanese-American journalist was born to cover, and it tragically consumed him...