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More Than Meets the Eye: Looking Twice at the History of Eyeliner — With Zahra Hankir

More Than Meets the Eye: Looking Twice at the History of Eyeliner — With Zahra Hankir

“There’s more to eyeliner than meets the eye,” Zahra Hankir, author of “Eyeliner: A Cultural History,” tells New Lines’ Ola Salem. “This is not just a makeup product. It carries…

Arabesque Reimagined — with Rayyane Tabet

Arabesque Reimagined — with Rayyane Tabet

“I think that the tools we have at our disposal can help us challenge the very system that created these tools.” Lebanese sculptor Rayyane Tabet joins New Lines magazine’s Rasha Elass to talk about reimagining the past and present through art.

Minor Detail, Major Implications — with Selma Dabbagh, Judith Gurewich and Katharine Halls

Minor Detail, Major Implications — with Selma Dabbagh, Judith Gurewich and Katharine Halls

The cancellation of a Palestinian author's award ceremony in Frankfurt reflects Germany’s growing censoriousness. Salma Dabbagh, Judith Gurewich and Katharine Halls join New Lines magazine’s Lydia Wilson to talk about what it means for literature.

How Crossing the Texas-Mexico Border in the 1980s Led to a Trans-Atlantic Musical Awakening

How Crossing the Texas-Mexico Border in the 1980s Led to a Trans-Atlantic Musical Awakening

Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley flipped the national compass on its head — I experienced trans-Atlanticism simply by crossing the border into Mexico, where I frequented discotheques that played the hottest music from Europe, transporting me into a galaxy of new ideas about sex, politics and cultural identity.

Reading James Joyce in Kuwait — with Mai Al-Nakib

Reading James Joyce in Kuwait — with Mai Al-Nakib

Award-winning novelist Mai Al-Nakib joins New Lines magazine’s Lydia Wilson to talk about how James Joyce’s vision of early 20th-century Ireland resonated during her youth in Kuwait.

The Manosphere’s Latest Subject of Ire is ‘Barbie’ and ‘Mid’ Margot Robbie

The Manosphere’s Latest Subject of Ire is ‘Barbie’ and ‘Mid’ Margot Robbie

Defending masculinity has made the manosphere followers so thin-skinned that a bubblegum aesthetic film and its lead actor is so triggering that it ignites another meaningless (not to mention ridiculous) culture war.

The Forgotten Middle East Legacy of ‘1,001 Nights’

The Forgotten Middle East Legacy of ‘1,001 Nights’

Debates over “The 1,001 Nights,” including charges of Orientalism, sexism and translation blunders, ignore how the stories are read, enjoyed and performed in the Middle East and divert from the joy of storytelling.