A Filmmaker’s Mirror in Ramallah
International / News/Media

A Filmmaker’s Mirror in Ramallah

A filmmaker’s mirror unravels a carefully choreographed script in a political paradigm bubble with the skill of introspection and unvarnished extropection.

Buthina Canaan Khoury, a news camerawoman and documentary filmmaker, is embarking on the first film of the first film co-production agreement between the governments of the United Kingdom and Palestine to co-produce with a British film producer her first fiction film, Green Almonds, telling the story of a family returning home to Palestine. Continue reading

“The Too General Public”
Art / Leaders & People

“The Too General Public”

Andre Gide, wrote this essay The Too General Public: Showing the Degeneration of Art from an Ancient Social Necessity to an “Art for Art’s Sake” in Vanity Fair in 1928.

“It was a dangerous thing for art to withdraw from life – a dangerous thing for both art and life. The day on which the artist no longer felt the nearness of a public, the day … ” Continue reading

Parthenon Marbles: Who Owns the Patrimony of Human Kind with Dr. Gary Vikan
Antiquity / Art / Greece / Leaders & People

Parthenon Marbles: Who Owns the Patrimony of Human Kind with Dr. Gary Vikan

When least expected, an answer comes forward that goes beyond a country’s claim, international law and suggests there is a global sense of decency when addressing cultural heritage and patrimony. Dr. Gary Vikan, during one of his last public lectures as the director of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland and completely not related to the topic of his lecture on his upcoming book on the Shroud of Turin, was asked, “Should the Elgin Marbles be returned?” Continue reading