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PEN World Voices: Kronos Quartet vs. A Trio of Scribes

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Veering toward the political, recordings announcing the dropping of the atomic bomb, and the gap between words and music became more pronounced.

Gestural Painting, Roasting Pigs & Scratching Heads: Josh Smith's New Exhibition

Dorothy Spears | Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

Josh Smith and his dinosaur painting, Brant Foundation/courtesy Billy Farrell Agency If lush green paddocks, a pig roast, an abundance of celebriti...

Miral Defies Racial Stereotypes of Arabs in the Media

David A. Love | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media
David A. Love

This film presents Palestinians as everyday human beings in all their complexities. Miral provided a public service to viewers who are unexposed to the Israel occupation.

Miral's Rula Jebreal: The Palestinian Woman who wrote the Book that Started this Big Screening War

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

This week, days before Miral's release, I talked to Rula Jebreal about her life, her story, the film, violence, and her optimism for a peaceful future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

Can a Palestinian Story Prompt Dialogue for Middle East Peace?

Danielle Berrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Berrin

Julian Schnabel must have known that screening a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the United Nations General Assembly would be scene-ste...

ReThink Interview: Julian Schnabel, Director of Miral (VIDEO)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Schnabel has succeeded in two fields that are notoriously difficult to making a living at: art and film. Now he has taken on a real challenge: making a movie about a Palestinian girl.

Miral Screens at the United Nations General Assembly

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Schnabel's film does not instigate a new critique. Rather, continues a discourse in Israel with intellectuals and writers like David Grossman, Amos Oz, and Yehuda Amichai.

Miral and the MPAA

Julian Schnabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Julian Schnabel

I was shocked when the MPAA awarded my film Miral an "R" rating. Women are objectified constantly in PG-13 movies, and such objectification is rewarded with a friendlier rating.

PORTRAIT OF A MUSE: Schnabel's Next Film Subject Talks of Growing Up in Conflict Torn Israel

Dodie Kazanjian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dodie Kazanjian

Portrait of A Woman From Jerusalem by Julian Schnabel The artist Julian Schnabel called me two years ago to say he had just finished a portrait he w...

A Q&A With Rachid Benzine

Julian Schnabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Julian Schnabel

We can be truthful in our endeavors, search for objectivity, keep a critical eye, but if we forget we always are -- despite our best intentions -- in a subjective space, we are lying to ourselves and to others.