Culture & Society


Hotline helps Lebanese talk about sex

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

With no sex education in Lebanon's schools, the launch of a new hotline gives the Lebanese a chance to ask their questions related to sex, relationships, sexual health and gender identity.

What's behind Egyptian theater's revival?

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 | David Awad, Contributor

With new shows and stars taking the stage, Egyptian theater is taking on a new life.

No justice for trans Turkish woman murdered last year

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 | Nazlan Ertan, Culture Editor

A year after her death, the murder of Hande Kader is still unsolved and the push for LGBTI rights around it has quieted.

After decades in exile, musician finds way home to Diyarbakir

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor

After an ill-fated love story forced oud player Yervant Bostanci to leave Diyarbakir, he has returned to his homeland and says he will never leave again.

Tulkarm aims to renovate century-old Ottoman train tunnel

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 | Ibrahim Abdelhadi, Contributor

The Ottoman Empire’s Hejaz Railway, initially seen as Sultan Abdulhamid's folly, played a key role in World War I and later in Palestine's history.

Iraq’s legendary fashion house revived

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 | Wassim Bassem, Contributor

Despite pressure from conservatives and a lack of funds, the Iraqi House of Fashion revives its glory days with a museum catwalk.

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