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MAD MEN: The Final Countdown Begins

This week prepare yourself for the End of an Era, as AMC rolls out the second half of the seventh and final season of the best show in TV history,  149 more words


Druze Muse

Artwork: Zena el Khalil

On Friday 14th July 1944, the singer and actress Amal al-Atrash took a break from filming in Cairo and headed to the seaside resort of Ras El-Barr. 2,456 more words


Talkin’ about Book Club

A few months ago I joined my first literary tribe, aka book club. Up until recently, I envied book clubbies from afar, having never been invited into these elite ranks of suave decorum and scintillating intellect. 232 more words


"A Dream Within A Dream" by Edgar Allan Poe (1850)

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream; 112 more words


Power is Intoxicating

When I was in art school I wanted to write and illustrate children’s books, until I realized I couldn’t draw my way out of a paper bag. 147 more words