The withdrawals will not greatly impact UNESCO financially, since it has been dealing with a funding slash ever since 2011 when both Israel and the U.S. stopped paying dues after Palestine was voted in as a member state.
In 2018, notable new books often reflected and supplemented conversations around current trends, topics and events. Author Ann Patchett and Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada join Jeffrey Brown to share their favorite books of the year.
As 2018 comes to a close, we continue our review of its best art. Two TV critics, NPR’s Eric Deggans and Vanity Fair’s Sonia Saraiya, join Jeffrey Brown discuss the year’s highlights in TV, both traditional and otherwise.
Renowned Israeli author Amos Oz has died of cancer at age 79. His novels, essays and short stories made him one of Israel’s most widely read writers, and reportedly, a contender for the Nobel Prize in literature. Throughout his life,…
The Dead Sea is about 10 times saltier than the ocean and nearly devoid of life. In summer, temperatures surrounding its southern basin regularly top 100 degrees. Yet it serves as studio for Israeli artist Sigalit Ethel Landau, who submerges…
By Laura Santhanam
This music workshop helps to keep two things alive -- the region’s arts and culture and residents' ability to recover from addiction.
By Associated Press
Oz, author of novels, prose and a widely acclaimed memoir, had suffered from cancer, the reports say.
By Jeffrey Brown
Learning about the horrors endured by Yazidi women at the hands of the Islamic State awakened something personal for Iraqi-American poet and former journalist Dunya Mikhail. In her book "The Beekeeper," she shares first-hand accounts of their pain and heroism.
By Associated Press
The case came to light in November 2017 when former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh announced that Spacey had groped her son.
By Casey Gerald
Author Casey Gerald writes that his memoir might not exist without D’Angelo’s album "Voodoo," which he listened to on repeat nearly every day while writing it.
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