Archive for 'Culture'

Afghanistan As It Once Was

Afghanistan As It Once Was

These photographs from the 1960s are remarkable – and sad – because they represent a bygone age when there was peace in Afghanistan. A totally different world than today. The Kabul in William Podlich’s photographs is [...]

Afghan Scene Magazine – New February, 2013 Edition

Afghan Scene Magazine – New February, 2013 Edition

For those who don’t know Afghan Scene, this monthly magazine is a mine of information with background pieces and what’s going on in Kabul. Click here for the latest edition. (February, 2013) Letter from the Editor [...]

Guggenheim NY: History of Histories Afghan Film Program

Guggenheim NY: History of Histories Afghan Film Program

As the first exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia offers a glimpse into the region’s diverse contemporary art practices, presenting its cultural landscape as [...]

Book Review: “Amitiés Afghanes, dix ans de vies partagées”

Book Review: “Amitiés Afghanes, dix ans de vies partagées”

(“Eternal land of hope, 10 years of lives shared in Afghanistan” – published in French by Fayard). The author will be presenting her book in Geneva this Friday 8 February, 2012 from 1800 hours onwards with [...]

Filming the Many Afghanistans.

Filming the Many Afghanistans.

The following article by Mariam Ghani was first published by the New York Review of Books – Blogs (January 17, 2013) in  collaboration with Creative Time Reports, which commissions reports from artists around the world. Article: Like an [...]

Cricket To Become Part Of The Curriculum In Afghanistan

Cricket To Become Part Of The Curriculum In Afghanistan

Cricket as a sport was virtually unknown in Afghanistan prior to the outbreak of civil war in the summer of 1978 followed by the Soviet invasion in December 1979. But when over three million Afghan refugees [...]

Questions Concerning the Murder of Benazir Bhutto

Questions Concerning the Murder of Benazir Bhutto

By Owen Bennett-Jones. Published by the London Review of Books. (You are invited to read this free essay from the London Review of Books. Register for free and enjoy 24 hours of access to the entire [...]

Afghan Artist, Admired Around the World, Yearns for Acceptance at Home

Afghan Artist, Admired Around the World, Yearns for Acceptance at Home

By Ron Nordland — This article was first published by the New York Times on 10 November, 2012. KABUL, Afghanistan — The past is a foreign country to Abdul Wasi Hamdard, one where they did things [...]

Killing the Cranes — The Book that Obama Needs to Read

Killing the Cranes — The Book that Obama Needs to Read

By Mark Hartford — The following review was first published by The Essential Edge in late 2011. Now out in paperback (November, 2012) Killing the Cranes: A Reporter’s Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan is [...]

HOPE — Reza Photographic Exhibition 7 Nov. – 15 Dec., 2012 Doha

HOPE — Reza Photographic Exhibition 7 Nov. – 15 Dec., 2012 Doha

Exhibition & Education:  Reza, the renowned Franco-Iranian photojournalist, is holding a retrospective exhibition – HOPE  – in Sheraton Park on the Corniche of Doha, Qatar, from 7 November to 15 December, 2012 at the same time as [...]