Art & Culture



Art festival a hit with Jeddawis

Jeddah's week-long art festival “Arabian Wings Haii” concluded on a successful note and with a sale of SR 1 million worth of artworks.



The Italians’ ‘Diplomacy of Art’

BMG Foundation, in partnership with the Italian Consulate in Jeddah, is hosting emerging Italian photographer Teresa Emanuele’s exhibition tomorrow evening in the consulate



NY cameraman snaps city’s face

NEW YORK: New York is famously photogenic, but photographer Brandon Stanton is not interested in the skyscrapers, bridges or famous yellow cabs.



Iraqis look to revive traditional music

Hussein Abdullah clutches his oud, long the symbol of Iraqi music, and sighs. “Iraqis do not care for their musical heritage,” he laments.



Asian-American to head Hollywood studio

Kevin Tsujihara spends most of his time in back-room meetings, away from the red carpets and spotlights for which the city is known.



Artist gives face to Facebook friends

Social media has become instrumental not only in spreading news and mobilizing groups of people, but also in helping people stay in touch with friends and loved ones living in other parts of the wo



‘Saudi cinema needs to be nurtured’

Ahd Kamel, Saudi filmmaker, actress and director shared her experience and opinion about the movie industry and Saudi society in a candid talk show at Athr gallery in Jeddah on Tuesday. 



Aussie billionaire unveils Titanic replica plans

NEW YORK: Flamboyant Australian tycoon Clive Palmer unveiled his plan Tuesday for building a perfect replica of the Titanic — plus a lot of extra lifeboats.



Japanese disaster films highlight victims’ stories

TOKYO: The unnerving clicks of dosimeters are constant as people wearing white protective gear quickly visit the radiated no-go zones of decayed farms and empty storefronts.



Left behind in war, Palestinian books sit in Israeli library

As war came to Jerusalem in May 1948, Palestinian Omar Saleh Barghouti fled his home, leaving behind hundreds of his books, including years worth of his diaries.

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