Saudi Cleric: You Can Kill "Immoral" TV Bosses

A Saudi cleric issued a religious decree Tuesday, stating that it is permissible to kill the owners of television stations that broadcast “immoral content.” But here’s the thing: many of these satellite channels are operated in Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan but are owned by Saudi princes and businessmen. According to AP: “The 79-year-old hard-line Sheik … Continue reading Saudi Cleric: You Can Kill "Immoral" TV Bosses

ARAB ANIMATION FOR GROWN-UPS

(The cast from Frej, which revolves around the lives of four Emirati women.) Interesting article from Menassat.com: “Amid the crowded soap opera programming during Ramadan this year, cartoons targeting grown-ups are gaining popularity. As a result, these cartoons are attracting the biggest stars for voice-over work this season, and have the traditional Ramadan soap operas … Continue reading ARAB ANIMATION FOR GROWN-UPS

Jackson Pollock drip paints outside his East Hampton home, 1951

Though German-born photographer Hans Namuth didn’t much rate Pollock’s work, he was fascinated by the man. Having taken over 500 photographs of him already, he turned to film. His resulting documentary captures the artist dressed head to toe in black, a cigarette hanging from his lip, drip painting on to glass. Best of all is … Continue reading Jackson Pollock drip paints outside his East Hampton home, 1951