Friday, September 5, 2014

10 ways to write a condescending, orientalist travel article, by @olireports

Insert (all direct quotes):

1) hairy-chested men
2) Hezbollah, a Lebanese militant group fighting in Syria
3) French-style beautiful old buildings, although bullets and shrapnel pockmark many
4) ogling motor-yachts
5) of course, hummus
6) a rundown but buzzing neighborhood
7) where the prophet Jonah was said to have landed when he was spat out of a whale
8) It’s more authentic
9) a slick and bizarre display of guerrilla tactics and weaponry by the movement, designated “terrorist” by the United States.
10) unexploded ordnance has been spotted

From: Trip Tips: See and live history in Lebanon by Oliver Holmes

Sunday, September 29, 2013
The Ultimate Orientalist Exercise: Redrawing maps. The Middle East V.2 by @wrightr

The Ultimate Orientalist Exercise: Redrawing maps. The Middle East V.2 by @wrightr

Monday, April 2, 2012
Women at the heart of struggle @iRevolt

Women at the heart of struggle @iRevolt