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Edward Said and the Problem of the Harem

Steve Gertz | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
Steve Gertz

The harem is an institution that we need to know about and take seriously. Moreover, given that polygamy is today permitted and practiced in many Muslim nations, the harem is still a relevant subject.

Harm in the Middle East

George Peknik | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
George Peknik

Having lived in the Arabian/Persian Gulf countries as an English teacher for 16 years, I was motivated to try to understand how cultural the concept of "harm" is. I first thought about the similar Arabic word that I had often heard, especially in Saudi Arabia -- haram.

Alev Lytle Croutier's "Harem: The World Behind the Veil (25th Anniversary Edition)"

Terence Clarke | Posted 01.31.2015 | Books
Terence Clarke

The idea of a harem has always been of interest to the west, although the truth of the harem is often sacrificed to over-wrought sensualist fantasy. The reality of the harem, as presented in this fine book, brings the idea to lovely--and accurate--fruition.

Video Appears To Show Syrian Rebels Gunning Down Unarmed Man (WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE)

Posted 11.09.2012 | World

Footage shot by a Reuters crew in the Syrian city of Harem appears to show opposition fighters gunning down an unarmed man in the street. The foot...

On the Merits of an Arranged Marriage

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Dora Levy Mossanen

Was theirs an arranged marriage? It certainly was. Were they different in every imaginable way? You bet. Yet they managed to build a relationship based on love and trust. I wonder whether that was possible only because divorce was not an option at the time.

From Pretty Harem Girl to Bestselling Author

Jeff Rivera | Posted 11.18.2011 | Books
Jeff Rivera

There's a reason she's been featured on Oprah Radio, Howard Stern, Vanity Fair and The View. It's not just her ravishing looks, nor her engaging story...

Skirts on Camels: Early Women Travel Writers

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books
Terry Kelhawk

The skirts on camels writers inspire us that perhaps we could exchange our everyday gray for sunshine and surprise around each corner.

Turkish Delights in Istanbul: 2010 European Capital of Culture

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Terry Kelhawk

I can't think of any place in the world where the crossroad of cultures is more apparent than in Istanbul, a 2010 European Capital of Culture.

Jillian Lauren, Former Stripper, Talks About Being In Prince Of Brunei's Harem (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Jillian Lauren, an NYU-dropout from New Jersey, has written a book about her time in the Prince of Brunei's harem. Lauren's memoir "Some Girls: My Lif...