Culture

Conflict Kitchen in Pittsburgh: promoting greater understanding through food (photo: dpa)

International understanding through cuisine

Food for thought

Tunisian writer Shukri al-Mabkhout (photo: Dar al-Tanweer)

Shukri al-Mabkhout's novel "The Italian"

Failure in the police state

Symbolic cemetery in front of the German Parliament as part of the "March of the Determined" action in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R. Jensen)

Creative activism in Berlin on the refugee crisis

"The dead are coming"

Tiken Jah Fakoly (photo: Y. Lenquette)

The "Musiques Sacrees du Monde" festival

Fez: an African reflection

Exhibition of anti-IS cartoons in Tehran (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Taherkenareh)

Exhibition of IS cartoons in Tehran

Iran battles its enemies with cartoons

Member of the Creative Frontiers team working on "Paasban" (photo: Creative Frontiers)

Fighting extremism through the medium of comics

"We needed to do more than just attend candlelight vigils"

Dima Wannous (photo: Richard Sammour)

Book review: "Details" by Dima Wannous

Everyday life in a dictatorship

From left: Danielle Kitzis, Eran Riklis and Tawfeek Barhum (photo: NFP (Filmwelt))

Film review: "Dancing Arabs" by Eran Riklis

Dancing at two weddings

Mohammad-Ali Sepanlou (photo: private)

Obituary: Mohammad-Ali Sepanlou

A master of contemporary Iranian letters

Kamel Daoud (photo: Getty Images/B. Langlois)

Book review: Kamel Daoud's "The Meursault Investigation"

To kill an Arab

The Mekaal Hasan Band (source: Facebook page of the Mekaal Hasan Band)

New music from Pakistan

A captivating mix of sounds

Adham Hafez (photo: Max Lautenschlager)

Interview with the Egyptian choreographer Adham Hafez

The disappearance of the kiss

Indonesians at the Book Fair in Leipzig, 12 March 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/H. Schmidt)

Literature in Indonesia

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A land without readers

Image from the book "Walls of Freedom" by Basma Hamdy and Don Karl (copyright: El-Zeft)

Art and revolution in the Arab world in 2015

Struggling against the restoration of "order"

Nabil Al Raee (photo: Ylenia Gostoli)

Interview with Nabil Al Raee of the Freedom Theatre

"We need more time to be more free"

The Opera House in Cairo (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Culture and censorship in Egypt

Cairo's guardians of morality

Bassem Youssef hosting "AlBernameg" (photo: AlBernameg)

Bassem Youssef

All the world's a stage for Egyptian satire star

Amal Ibrahim al-Nusairi and Samarkand al-Jabiri at the Leipzig Book Fair 2015 (photo: Deutschlandradio/Christian Kruppa)

Women writers in Iraq

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Writing to stay alive

Mahsa Vahdat (photo: private)

The Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat

"Every place can be my stage"

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