Art & Culture



Brad Meltzer’s new thriller gets Oval Office insight

When researching his forthcoming novel about a serial killer plotting to assassinate the US president, New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer went straight to t



Adwa Al-Dakheel: A new kind of Saudi woman

“I am a competitive person that is driven by overachievement,” says 20-year-old Adwa Al-Dakheel, an undergraduate studying business management, entrepreneurs



Saudi artist explores ‘A Journey of Belonging’

Athr Gallery is ushering in the new year with renowned Saudi artist Manal Al-Dowayan’s first solo exhibition in the Kingdom, which kicked off yesterday and runs for a month.



Diplomats all praise for rich Saudi heritage and culture

US Ambassador to the Kingdom James Smith, along with an accompanying delegation, recently visited the ongoing Exhibition of Salman bin Abdulaziz: Leadership in Architectural Heritage, currently being



Berlin film fest to screen Saudi film

Saudi director and actress Ahad Kamel will show her short film “Sanctity” at the Berlin International Film Festival 2013 (BIFF).



Modern art light shines at Gucci museum in Florence

The new Gucci Museum in Florence opened its latest show this month — a selection of US artist Cindy Sherman’s early works — in a setting where mediaeval architecture meets fashion



Iraq virtuoso to return to troubled homeland

A former Iraqi soldier and prisoner who brought one of the world’s oldest stringed instruments back into the spotlight is set to end his exile and take his haunting songs back home.



Islamic cultural capital lines up year-long féte

Muslims all over the world are happy over the selection of Madinah, which is also known as the city of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as the Islamic cultural capital for 2013.



A long Ethiopia-to-Chile walk: Connecting tissues of cultures

ON the eve of an unimaginably long walk — one that starts in Africa, winds through the Middle East, across Asia, hops over to Alaska, goes down the western United States, then Central and Sou



'Lincoln' gets leading 12 Oscar nominations

BEVERLY HILLS: US presidential drama “Lincoln” led the pack of Oscar nominees on Thursday with 12 nominations including a nod for best picture, in the race for the world’s top film honors.

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