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Drawing on the Moon

Drawing on the Moon

Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat—Anyone following the world of the arts in the Arab world and the Middle East will no doubt note how young people’s interests go hand-in-hand with other trends around the world: From hip-hop to stand-up comedy to graffiti, we find close links...
Opinion: Drawing is not a crime

Opinion: Drawing is not a crime

Egypt’s official announcement that it is looking into a draft law to ban “abusive” graffiti on public and private buildings has angered graffiti artists across the country. The move was, of course, marketed as one aiming to preserve the streets’ civilized appearance...