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Director Christopher Nolan. (aspen rock /
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Christopher Nolan, director of "Dunkirk" and "The Dark Knight," sits down for an interview to discuss his work.
Iwan Rheon will be inhuman. (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock)
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"Marvel's Inhumans," as opposed to Marvel's totally normal humans The Hulk and Spider-Man, will be airing on ABC. There's a trailer now.
Not so cool. (Marvel Studios)
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You thought Iron Man was cool. Well, he is. But Richard Browning, who actually a real life Iron Man suit, is cooler.

July 20, 2017

The late Chester Bennington. (mooinblack /
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Chester Bennington, part of the popular band Linkin Park, was found dead this morning at a private home, TMZ reproted.
Jordanian-Palestinian soprano Zeina Barhoum. (Zeina Barhoum)
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The Arab world's first ever opera festival began on an auspicious note last night when Jordanian-Palestinian soprano Zeina Barhoum's "La Traviata" made magic.
A screenshot from season one of "The Walking Dead." (Telltale Games)
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"Batman," "The Walking Dead," and "The Wolf Among Us" are returning, with Telltale's most acclaimed series' getting sequels.
Justin Bieber's remix of "Despacito" is doing well, then. (Jack Fordyce /
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"Despacito" has needed only six months to become the most-streamed song ever. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber are humming all the way to the bank.
"Harry Potter" author JK Rowling. (Featureflash Photo Agency /
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Seven books, a play, short story collections, and several spin-off books not enough to feed your Pottermania? Well, here's two more books.
Harry Styles at the Dunkirk premiere. (Angela Weiss / AFP)
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Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk," one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, premiered yesterday, and its stars were happy.

July 19, 2017

From the video. (Mashrou' Leila)
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Mashrou' Leila are back with "Roman," a reworking of an older track but now with a new music video. We take a look at the result inside.
Drake awards. (Kathy Hutchins /
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Drake got a royalty check from Degrassi this week, and, well: if you've wondered why he's rich, this probably isn't it.
Haifa Wehbe is a big fan of French Montana. (AFP)
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The Moroccan-born rapper French Montana is known to be close with Lebanese superstar Haifa Wehbe.
A frame from "Wake Me Up."
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Reem Al-Bayat, a director from Saudi Arabia, took home the Best Director Award at the Madrid International Film Festival.
Ola Al Fares: A lawyer, a journalist and a superstar. (Facebook)
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We're all a bit jealous, aren't we?
Esma Voloder crowned. (Miss World Australia)
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Esma Voloder, a criminal profiler and a Muslim refugee, won Australian hearts at the Miss World Australia pageant.
Fairouz. (Twitter)
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Fairuz, Lebanese superstar and diva, released a new song off her new album, this time a reimagined version of, well, "Imagine," adapted for the refugee crisis.
Look at this greedy imperialist. Winnie does not reflect Communist Party values. (Walt Disney Pictures)
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Winnie the Pooh is now a political tool: China does not want people to make fun of President Xi Jinping and Winnie the Pooh is making fun of President Xi Jinping. Ban!
That's James Franco, believe it or not. (A24 / Warner Bros. Pictures)
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"The Room" is notorious for being the worst film ever made. "The Disaster Artist," starring James Franco and

July 18, 2017

Dubai Festival City. (shafisgrafix /
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Dubai wants to play the Game of Thrones, too. The Emirates really, really likes the hit HBO show.
A coloured portrait of Jane Austen. (Wikimedia Commons)
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200 years after her death, Jane Austen endures as a beacon in an increasingly mad world. Here are six reasons why she has endured.
She is indeed her. (YouTube)
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Dr. Vida is living the high life: the high life as in she's very rich, and the high life as in she's probably very high.
Death. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
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Christopher Nolan, who directed "The Dark Knight" and "Inception," brings his filmmaking chops to "Dunkirk," the best war film in 20 years.
The Abu Dhabi desert. (Katiekk /
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The Liwa Date Festival is back! This annual celebration of Emirati heritage and culture will be returning later this month in Abu Dhabi.
Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti. (Jim Ruymen / UPI)
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Get outta hereeee. Jordan Peele is now a dad? Apparently so. As is his wife, Chelsea Peretti.

July 17, 2017

With a name like Trunks, wouldn't you be angry, too? (YouTube / Namco)
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If video games are wish-fulfillment, then sometimes it takes a time-travelling superhero named Trunks to fulfill a wish: "Dragon Ball FighterZ" releases a trailer featuring Trunks.
Ola Al Fares is an inspiration for girls worldwide, for her academic and journalistic success as well as her style. (Facebook: علا الفارس Ola Alfares)
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You can't deny it, the Middle East is at the forefront of what's stylish and trendy.
Watch towards the end. (Mona Haydar)
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The Syrian-American artist artist Mona Haydar, last seen wrapping her hijab, is back with her new song "Dog."
Nawal El Saadawi. (Melafestivalen / Flickr)
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Nawal El Saadawy, the popular and controversial author of books like "The Hidden Face of Eve" and "Woman at Point Zero," will be returning to the Nawal El Saadawi Forum.
Brotherly love. (HBO)
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"Game of Thrones" is back, and winter is here with it. But Daenerys wants to bring the fire.
Martin Landau and Winona Ryder greeting each other last year.(Tinseltown /
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Martin Landau, who appeared in films like Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" and Tim Burton's "Ed Wood," was an accomplished actor, with over 200 credits to his name.
The typical "Game of Thrones" fan right now. (HBO)
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It's like "Game of Thrones" is stupidly popular or something: HBO GO's servers took a nosedive right before the season 7 premiere aired, frustrating fans.

July 16, 2017

George Romero. (Everett Collection)
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George Romero produced some great cinematic works, including "Night of the Living Dead." He's now joined the Land of the Dead after a brief battle with cancer.
The Doctor will see you now (she's on the right). (Featureflash Photo Agency /
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It's taken the better half of a decade, but "Doctor Who" has cast its first ever female lead. Get the details inside.
From the 2012 film adaptation "The Woman in Black." (Momentum Pictures / CBS Films)
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"The Woman in Black," based off of Susan Hill's chilling novel, will come to haunt Dubai this September.
Can you tell it was a writer that tried to turn Dumbo goth, and not an actual artist?
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Tim Burton will be directing Disney's "Dumbo," a remake of its 1941 classic.
"Between Two Lives." (Mandate Publishing)
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Hussain Ali Lootah, a UAE novelist and lawyer, thoughtfully discusses his novel "Between Two Wives."
The late, great Carrie Fisher. (Angela Weiss / GETTY / AFP)
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Disney's aired a three minute behind-the-scenes preview for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Episode VIII of the ongoing saga. Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill appear.
Oprah Winfrey will star in the film. (Krista Kennell /
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Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time" gets its trailer. The film will star Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Zach Galifianakis, and be directed by Ava DuVernay, a highly talented filmmaker.

July 15, 2017

"Will you be a good genie?" "Well, you Naomi! I like comedy!" (Kathy Hutchins / / Twocoms /
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Oh, you'll never have a friend like me: Disney's' "Aladdin" just announced its cast. Get the scoop on the House of Mouse's latest inside.
She seems nice and not at all paranoid. (Showtime)
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"Homeland" is prepping its seventh season, which begins shooting in the fall. Also, apparently "Homeland" is still on TV.
Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury. (Featureflash Photo Agency /
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You say Rami Malek. The casting director thinks Freddie Mercury. And suddenly, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is born.
You and your fellow nominees do us proud. (Arab British Centre)
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The 40th anniversary of the founding of the Arab British Centre gets a commemorated with the ninth Arab British Centre Award.
A model of the "Star Wars" theme park. (Twitter / starwars)
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The Walt Disney Company unveiled their "Star Wars"-themed amusement parks' designs. It promises to be quite a ride.
"Narcos." (Netflix)
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Netflix throws-out a hint of the good stuff, but it's keeping the rest of season 3 to itself. "Narcos" will be returning...soon.

July 14, 2017

Bey's bey beys. (Instagram / beyonce)
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Beyoncé had babies. Those babies now had pictures. The Internet, therefore, loses its collective mind.
Director Ali Avci. (Twitter)
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Turkish filmmaker Ali Avci has been arrested over "suspected membership" to FETO, the group allegedly behind the coup in Turkey last year.
The Emmy, or How Not to Throw a Basketball. (logoboom /
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The nominations for TV's biggest awards are in! And there were some surprising omissions this year. "Game of Thrones"? Nowhere to be found.

July 13, 2017

Jack Shaheen. (Washington Report on Middle East Affairs)
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Jack Shaheen, the son of Lebanese immigrants, spent his life fighting stereotyped representations of Arabs in the media. He passed away earlier this week.
Ariana Grande performing. (JStone /
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The singer said she was "moved and honoured" to learn she'd become an honourary citizen of Manchester, where she performed a fundraising concert last month.
Yes. (
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Senator Kid Rock: an apt description for the current US politics. We're all going to die, anyway.
Steven Spielberg. (Denis Makarenko /
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HBO's documentary "Spielberg" will talk about the world's most famous filmmaker and his filmography, and includes interviews with over 80 people.
A picture from the exhibition. (
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Amir F. Fallah pulls from his own experiences as an Iranian-American to talk about home, belonging, and distance.
You can tell it's medieval because of the towers in the distance. (Mashrou' Leila)
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Huzzah, huzzah. The Lebanese superstar band is revving-up for a new release, and they'll be touring to support it.
Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. (Kathy Hutchins /
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Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams are actual, true, true friends. Purest friends. Rock friends.
Ibn el Leil. (Mashrou' Leila)
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Mashrou' Leila's third album, "Ibn el Leil," will be releasing in a Deluxe Edition later in the month. Excitations.
Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro in "Casino." (Universal Pictures)
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Goodfellas Martin Scorsese will be reuniting with Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci—and Al Pacino will bringing in the heat—in one of the most exciting announcements of recent years.

July 12, 2017

Some of Tayeb Salih's books. (Penguin Books / New York Review of Books / New York Review of Books)
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On what should have been his 88th birthday, Al Bawaba reflects on Tayeb Salih's remarkable career.
The sketch was drawn from real life. (Gulf News)
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The sketch, hitherto lost, was drawn from real-life. It fetched four times its estimated price.
Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar. (Instagram / jenniferkgates)
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Jennifer Gates, daughter of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, is dating Nayel Nassar, an Egyptian show jumper.
Woo! (Arab British Centre)
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The Arab British Centre Award for Culture Read is tomorrow! Get the details on the fabulous Arab artists and organisations in the running for this prestigious prize.
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Amr Diab is releasing a new album. People are quite excited.
This poster is awesome. (Netflix)
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The second season of "Stranger Things" arrives later in the year. The first season stole hearts and minds (ours as well as other characters').
Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name. (Denis Makarenko /
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Kit Harington ("Game of Thrones") auditions for all the parts he could never get on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

July 11, 2017

Kathem al-Saher.
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The Iraqi superstar posted a heartfelt message to the people of Mosul, stating his gratitude that the city had been freed from ISIS control.
Look at her climbing a ladder. Box office gold. (Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.)
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Deadpool did really well at the US Box Office, but Wonder Woman did him one better.
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. (Kathy Hutchins /
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Steve Whitmire, who has played Kermit the Frog for 37 years, is leaving "Sesame Street."
Patton Oswalt. (Featureflash Photo Agency /
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Patton Oswalt has gone from widower to fiancé in 15 months. People are unhappy about this. But one opinion rises above the rest.
Christopher Nolan. (aspen rock /
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Christopher Nolan, the director of "The Dark Knight" trilogy and "Dunkirk," really, really wants to make a James Bond movie. Which would be awesome.
Ariana Grande performing. (JStone /
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A bona fide genius found himself in cuffs today after threatening to attack an Ariana Grande concert. No reason was stated for said genius's desire to attack a show full of young girls.
Nathan Ellis. (John Angelillo / UPI)
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Nelsan Ellis, who appeared in "True Blood," "The Soloist," and "The Butler," died a few days ago due to health complications arising from alcohol and drug abuse, his family said.

July 10, 2017

Abdelrazek, left. (Instagram / ghadaabdelrazek)
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Oh no, oh my, oh no. Ghada Abdel Razek is indecent! How dare she do something so indecent. Let's share this video of her indecency.
Shariq Mustafa playing. (YouTube)
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Shariq Mustafa is the fifth generation in his family to take-up the tabla—a classic Indian and Arabic instrument.
James Corden and Julia Carey. (Jim Ruymen / UPI)
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They're expecting and expecting and expecting and, in December: no more expecting.
"Look at all those reviews!" (Sony Pictures)
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Back from "Captain America: Civil War," Spider-Man gets out on his third first solo adventure (as in, his first adventure for the third time).
Detail from Martin Butler's "Aliens Built the Pyramids." (The Art Vending Machine Gallery)
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Who needs chocolate or a soda when they could put quarters into a machine and get a painting?
It a tree trunk? (Guinness World Records)
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The world's most expensive chocolate is a truffle. Danish chef Fritz Knipschildt—a real life Willy Wonka—is selling each piece for $250.
Amsterdam Central Railway Station. (Aurore Belot / AFP)
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In Amsterdam, Egyptian artists, Ismat Dawstashi and Shawky Ezzat, put on the "Thing from my world, and thing from our world" exhibition.
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Superhero movies continue to do well at the box office. As does "Despicable Me."

July 9, 2017

Ghassan Kanafani. (Wikimedia Commons)
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45 years ago, academic, writer, and author Ghassan Kanafani was assassinated by the Mossad. A look back at his life and career.
Matt Leblanc (right) with his former "Friends" co-stars Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. (Featureflash Photo Agency /
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The trailer for "Episodes" season 5, its last, is out. The show will be returning in August.
A piece by Nasser al Salem. (Arab News)
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In Jeddah'ss Athr Gallery, art is given form and interpretation, inspired by Omar Ghobash's book "Letters to a Young Muslim."
There was also this a few years ago. (Denis Makarenko /
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Such Shia-nanigans. Shia Labeouf wants a ciggy. Give it to him. Do it! Don't let his dreams be dreams!
"The Great Wave Off Kanagawa." (Wikimedia Commons)
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He was a great artist. But greater still was his pursuit of perfection—the thing that could symbolise life itself.
Nelsan Ellis. (John Angelillo / UPI)
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Nelson Ellis was a talented performer and actor, with an admirable list of credits to his name. He has passed away at the age of 39.

July 8, 2017

Paul Rudd and Crazypants Renner. (BAKOUNINE /
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Jeremy Renner—best known as Hawkeye from the "Avengers" movies—is totally cool with having his arms broken. It's the kind of thing Brando would have done, probably.
Ben Affleck. (Featureflash Photo Agency /
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Ben Affleck is dating an SNL producer. The "Batman v Superman" star divorced his wife Jennifer Garner after he cheated on her with his children's nanny.