Posts Tagged: dubai

TORCH: An Alien, Ineligible for Participation

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That a bumbling demagogue would be able to take this institutional racism and weaponize it is, then, not really a surprise. The seeds for this hate were planted a long time ago.

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Home Is Here

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There is no singular Muslim story, no definitive identity for the entire religion. […] Here, four women discuss what it’s like to be a minority in America in 2017, post-9/11 and post-Trump.

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Reading across Cultures: A Conversation with Ratika Kapur

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Ratika Kapur discusses her latest book, The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma, the disappointing romance of affairs, and how people carry on after doing the unthinkable.

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Escaping Global Slavery, Almost

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Njong Emmanuel Tohnain, imprisoned in a Chinese factory that produced shopping bags for Saks Fifth Avenue, wrote notes (some in English and others in French) inside five bags pleading for help from the wealthy consumers on the other side of the world. In September 2012, Stephanie Wilson purchased a pair of boots at the luxury […]

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Politics Sunday

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It’s Sunday, so as always, the Rumpus has links to political stories that aim to do more than make you angry at people you already disagree with. At Guernica, “Where do architectural wonders, coat hanger abortions, virtual slave labor, and a modern underground railroad meet?” Recessions might make us live longer. Sexual abuse in juvy […]

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Morning Coffee

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A recent death gives the NY Times reason to consider the origin of the Hokey Pokey. The Rotating Kitchen. Cities before and after catastrophe. (via Gerrycanvan.) Friendly bird feeders are changing evolution. A look at all the buildings Dubai could have seen.

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When Pigs Fly

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The e-ticket I held in my hand entitled me to board two airplanes, which I did.  I flew all the way from Cairo International Airport to the glitzy city of Dubai with its innumerable skyscrapers jutting up out of the pastel-pink sands of that part of Arabia.

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Urban Nature Photography

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Dubai is quite possibly the craziest place someone could be right now. A city halted in the middle of Final Fantasy style urbanization by economic collapse. A constitutional monarchy with the (unfinished) world’s tallest building and no businesses to fill it. 2007 Nature Photographer of the Year Josef Holehner captures the city in all its […]

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