Tag: Culture

The Stake is Ready. Bring on those Saudis!

The Stake is Ready. Bring on those Saudis!

29 May, '104 Comments

When I first heard of the MTV production Resist the Power, Saudi Arabia my thoughts were running along the lines of the effect of such a program on those featured in it and how their lives are now in danger after the program aired… did they know the sacrifices they were making before agreeing to be put in front of the cameras?

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Burqa, modernised.

Burqa, modernised.

8 Dec, '094 Comments

Boys, be prepared for this as it promises to be the next best best thing for girls. I personally can’t stand the huge shades they put on their faces at the moment, this is going to be even bigger, but hey, to each his/her own.

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American Soldier

American Soldier

7 Nov, '094 Comments

Some people say that you can’t tell a story with just pictures. I say if done properly, you can tell multiple stories and evoke so many emotions with a few good pictures. The mark of a good photographer is his or her ability to encapsulate that emotion in a photograph.

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And let THAT be a lesson.

And let THAT be a lesson.

30 May, '096 Comments

Here ye! Hear ye!

You do bad bad stuff in Saudi and you’re a foreigner, you get your ‘ead chopped off. But if you don’t believe that, then, well, y’know, the very contemporary authorities in the other Magic Kingdom have devised quite a novel approach to deter those who contemplate jiggy-jiggying with it and do some “bad stuff” as determined by their impartial and equitable and divine and – well – just Saudi justice system. Like this:

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Soufi Music by Konya Turkish Ensemble

15 Apr, '080 Comments

I’ve not experienced Soufi music nor did I attend any of the Whirling Dervishes before the performance the Konya Turkish Ensemble gave on March 30th at the Cultural Hall as part of the recently concluded annual Spring of Culture. I was in for a nice – and spiritually uplifting – surprise. The unfortunately incident in […]

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