Art & Culture



‘What defines identity?’ Students ask in Dar Al-Hekma design symposium

The term ‘identity’ is an expansive yet central concept that defines the way humans conceptualize and express their personal characteristics and those of others.



Jeddah art festival kicks off in style

Saud Al-Sheikhi, director of the Ministry of Culture and Information in the Makkah region, inaugurated the Jeddah Arabian Wings Haii art festival on behalf of Minister o



Contest puts spotlight on Jeddah heritage

Prince Turki Abdullah Al-Faisal, president of the Society of Architectural Heritage Protection in Jeddah, and Hani Abu Ras, the mayor of Jeddah, inaugurated the society&



‘Argo’ storms to Oscar victory on night of surprises

LOS ANGELES: “Argo” stormed to Best Picture victory at the Oscars on Sunday on a night of surprises that ended in disappointment for frontrunner “Lincoln” and handed the mos



Art exhibition seeks to encourage dialogue

The written word exudes power and transfers knowledge, even more so when words are written beautifully and artistically.



Limited Edition 2 to feature Saudi artists

Art association Arabian Wings and Dubai-based publishing house Brown Book will launch an exhibition and art book called Limited Edition 2 to display the work of 26 Saudi artists.



'Olden Days' in Saudi Arabia

When I first came to Saudi Arabia, there were very few asphalt roads, houses were still made of mud and straw – as we had seen in such films as “The Robe&rdq



Verdi & Pavarotti

After talking about the “highest poet” Dante and the “greatest genius” Leonardo, this time we shall glance at a totally different feature of the multi-faceted Italian cultur



Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

One of the most famous stories ever written is certainly “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.



Centuries-old nargileh culture under threat

ANKARA: Just like the centuries-old coffee tradition, the nargileh, or water pipe, is a mainstay of Turkish culture but authorities are clamping down on this ancient social ritual that health exper

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