project for a new middle east

So, if you’re keeping track, Jared Kushner, who comes to Washington with no government experience, no policy experience, no diplomatic experience, and business experience limited to his family’s real estate development firm, a brief stint as a newspaper publisher, and briefly bidding to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be working on trade, Middle East policy in general, an Israel-Palestine peace deal more specifically, reforming the Veterans Administration, and solving the opioid crisis.

Oh wait, that’s not all! Apparently, this new office will also be responsible for “modernizing the technology and data infrastructure of every federal department and agency; remodeling workforce-training programs; and developing “transformative projects” under the banner of Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan, such as providing broadband internet service to every American.”


White House Announces Jared Kushner Is Now Responsible For Everything

  • no government experience, 
  • no policy experience, 
  • no diplomatic experience,

What could possibly go wrong?

erinlyndalmartin  asked:

I'd love to see a post on writing Muslim characters. What sociocultural traits might they have that you wouldn't know if you weren't Muslim? I know there are many varieties of Muslim and I know not to make my character a terrorist, but I could use some help with the nuances. Thank you.

While this is a subject we all care about here at FYWH, this is something that falls outside our personal experiences in any way that would even scratch the surface of this topic. I hate to pass the buck, but … let’s get you started on some good starting places. 

[To any of our Muslim followers: See note at end.]

The Writing With Color blog has a lot of resources for you to start with your research. Here’s a list of just some of their resources for Muslim characters/Islam, and you can find more through the search function of the blog. 

It’s good that you recognize that “Muslim” is not a monolithic designation and that Islam has a rich and complex belief set and history. I hope you are able to find a more specific country/culture/generation to hone in on. Once you do that, you should be able to find plenty of reliable texts for the more factual knowledge and history you’ll need. 

To help combat religious illiteracy of all types, including about Islam, Harvard University has launched the Religious Literacy Project; other free resources are listed in this article (check out book rec slide show at the end of the article; more below). 

If contemporary society is your focus, Al-Jazeera has tons of stories, profiles, news, videos, etc… that can help round out your knowledge of the Middle East and the Muslim experience around the world. [They produce content on many topics, not just those relating to the Middle East or Islam, fyi.] 

Nothing will help more than finding a Muslim beta reader, too. Or just someone you can discuss things with as they come up in your writing. I haven’t gone through to see any specifics, but we’ve got links from our tags for beta/prepub help. Like this. This tumblr, tho on hiatus for new content. And help for giving and receiving criticism.

You might want to keep an eye on this project, too: Dinner With Your Muslim Neighbor. There’s one video that’s been made and featured on NBC News, but another is in the works. Real people getting together and getting to know one another.

Here’s a list of not-YA novels that shows just a bit of the breadth of how Muslims live (and have lived in the past) around the globe – though it is one person’s choice of books, just be aware. And here are some YA novels

(Not So) Final Note: I’d be happy to collate suggestions from our Muslim followers, too, for a follow-up post. Resources, experiences with cultural ignorance, good websites, etc … 

– mod Aliya
White House Announces Jared Kushner Is Now Responsible For Everything
Donald Trump really needs to meet some new people.

So, if you’re keeping track, Jared Kushner, who comes to Washington with no government experience, no policy experience, no diplomatic experience, and business experience limited to his family’s real estate development firm, a brief stint as a newspaper publisher, and briefly bidding to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be working on trade, Middle East policy in general, an Israel-Palestine peace deal more specifically, reforming the Veterans Administration, and solving the opioid crisis.

Oh wait, that’s not all! Apparently, this new office will also be responsible for “modernizing the technology and data infrastructure of every federal department and agency; remodeling workforce-training programs; and developing “transformative projects” under the banner of Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan, such as providing broadband internet service to every American.”

We have certainly come a long way from “I alone can fix it.”


I couldn’t get a job as a manager at Uniqlo when I first moved here because, even though I’d been assistant manager of a Gap for 3 years, it was in SC and I didn’t have enough New York retail experience.

I couldn’t get a job at Buzzfeed like 6 years ago because I didn’t have any experience and I guess you need lots of it to write listicles.

I couldn’t get a job as an admin assistant at a nonprofit a few years ago because even though I had 2 years of experience, they were looking for someone with 3 to 5.

So. The next job I apply for will be “running the country” because that seems to be something I’m qualified to do given the makeup of Washington at the moment.


Cannes: “Bad Samaritan” (2018) Sells Wide + New Still

Dean Devlin’s latest directorial effort, Bad Samaritan, starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, has sold in a slew of territories at the Cannes market.

New buyers include Dutch Filmworks, who will do a wide theatrical release in the Netherlands and all Dutch-speaking territories. Wise & Wide bought all rights for Korea, Tanweer bought multiple territories including Turkey, Greece, Indonesia and Malaysia and Jaguar bought international airlines. As previously announced, the project also sold to Atlas in Germany, Imagem in Latin America and Eagle in the Middle East.

Written by Brandon Boyce, the film, being sold by Electric Entertainment, centers on two car valets who use their business as a front to burglarize the houses of their unsuspecting customers. Devlin, known for writing Independence Day and 1998’s Godzilla, also wrote and directed the upcoming sci-fi actioner Geostorm starring Gerard Butler.

Bad Samaritan is looking at a release of Spring 2018.

1001 Steps to Understanding the Middle East

So after the conclusion of 100 Days of Trump i’m moving unto a new project, whcih is explaining the basics of the Middle Eastern Situation so that everybody can kinda sort of understand WTF is going on.  Because there is a lot of miscommunication and the middle east is one of the most complicated and multi dimensional situation in….ever so my goal is to try to break it down in a way so you can understand it.  I want to just go over what this project is not 

It is not a solution to the political turmoil in the region.  This is more a run down of hte necessary information you need to know to understand what is happening in the region.  And i guarantee, you will know more than Donald Trump

  This is also not an inept examination, anybody with expertise will find a ton of stuff I am omitting, this is more of a general rundown so you have again, the basics

    This is not going to be an up to date follow up of the specific event as they happen, this is mostly background information you need to properly understand the situation.  

    Ok so this series is going to be broken down into two type of posts, Examining the Conflicts, and Examining the Context, Conflict deals with well..the many conflicts of the middle east, like the Sunni Shia conflict, or the Israel Palestine Conflict, or Turkey Kudish conflict.  Meanwhile context is more about explaining very specific ideas or notions for you to understanding, like what the Caliphate was/is, why people care about the Wailing Wall, and how the fall of the Ottoman Empire effected the region.  

   Remember, nothing about this conflict is simple, and everything is operating on at least a few dimensions.  Broad simplifications will only make understanding this more difficult.

EXCLUSIVE: You've Never Seen Eva Longoria Like This! Go Behind the Scenes of Her Gritty New Drama, 'Lowriders'

Eva Longoria is going gritty for her latest project.

ET has your exclusive first look at Lowriders, a new drama set against the backdrop of East Los Angeles.

“It’s a coming-of-age story about this kid from East L.A., who is a graffiti artist,” director Ricardo de Montreuil explains.

WATCH: Eva Longoria Talks Wedded Bliss at Lowriders Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere

That artist is Danny, played by Gabriel Chavarria. Longoria is his stepmom, Gloria, who’s caught in the middle between Danny and his dad, Miguel, played by Demian Bichir.

“He is very, very talented, but he’s not choosing the right path,” Bichir says of Danny.

Adding more drama is Danny’s brother, Ghost (Sons of Anarchy’s Theo Rossi), who returns to the family after some time in prison.

WATCH: Inside the Lowriders After-Party at the Los Angeles Film Festival

“He comes back in their lives,” Longoria explains. “There’s a lot of emotions that get stirred up.”

“Danny’s finding himself in the middle, between his father and his brother,” de Montreuil says. “He needs to choose which world he is going to be a part of.”

“It’s about love, art and family,” Bichir adds.

Lowriders is out in theaters on May 12. Check out the full trailer below.

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“Just a long black, please.”

The barista looks at him. Erwin looks right back.

“Americano,” he tries instead.

The barista drawls something in Arabic, sounding mildly irritated as he points at the menu. Erwin frowns, not understanding a word – neither from the young man or the chalkboard with its foreign lines and smudged squiggles.

“Coffee,” Erwin clarifies intelligently. He’s hot, he’s tired, he’s confused. He just wants caffeine as soon as possible.

The barista lifts his small chin up, grey eyes sharp. Erwin vaguely registers that he is much older than his short stature and slim build had initially led him to presume. He hisses something and Erwin thinks he hears a word that sounds like coffee. Progress.


Someone on a nearby bench puts their book aside with a smack, glasses glimmering in the light.

“What kind of coffee, idiot,” they grin. Their English has an accent he can’t place.

Erwin turns toward them.

“Excuse me?”

They point at the barista.

“That’s what he said.”

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Looks like Dubai may get it’s own marine park with orcas.

Global investment company Dubai Holding has launched ‘Marsa Al Arab’, a large project spreading over an area of 4 million sq ft, comprising of two islands on both sides of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah – one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. The project will have one island for entertainment and family tourism and will include relocating the already operating Wild Wadi Waterpark closer to the beach. The other island will be an exclusive luxury resort with a shopping centre, three hotels, private yacht marina and food outlets. As part of the project Dubai Holding is also to develop a Marine Park with a 1,000 seat capacity live theatre which will showcase various elements of marine life.

Artwork and video footage unveiled for the new project shows captive orcas on display as part of the marine park’s collections. The project scheduled to open in 2020 will coincide with Dubai World Expo – Middle East’s first world’s fair.

anonymous asked:

I’m working on The Mummy fanfic with a OC in it and I could totally use the help with some research on it, especially on archaeology during that time period, maybe a bit on women and possibly how the Medjai life is like?

I’m assuming you’re taking about The Mummy (1999) version, which by the way I love that film so of course I will help you. The film starts off in 1923, which is when the French Foreign Legion, a unit of the French Army battle with Tuareg nomads at Hamunaptra. The second-officer-in-command was an American named Richard “Rick” O'Connell, who had joined the Legion in Paris, France in the hopes of impressing a young lady, though he himself was drunk when he had enlisted. It was at Hamunaptra that Rick found the puzzle box. Three years later is when Evelyn “Evie” Carnahan and Jonathan Caranhan are introduced.

So what you are going to need to do is to research the 1920s. Luckily for you I have a Writing Research - The Roaring Twenties post already done about it. It’ll tell you more about that time period, especially if your OC comes from America or the UK. If not, I’ll list some 1920s information about Egypt (specifically Cairo) in case your character is from there and some stuff about archaeology. Hopefully, I’ll find enough information for you, but it’s usually difficult to find when it comes to certain time periods and locations.

The movie sometimes has flashbacks to Thebes, Egypt, 1290 BC. So in case your story does the same or it’s focus on that time period I also have a Writing Research - Ancient Egypt post on it too. Just keep in mind that The Mummy isn’t historical accurate in its discussion of ancient Egypt. In case you’re curious about what is fact or fiction, I’ve posted some links that can tell you what they got right and what they got wrong.

Update Note: I recommend checking out the novelization of the films The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. They will have deeper characterization, a bit more backstory and missing scenes that weren’t included in the film. It will basically help to fill in some of the gaps. Also, if you’re looking for inspiration or want to read stories similar to The Mummy, check this out – Books Similar To The Mummy.


Tracking Culture

Cultural translation is a pertinent motif in the realm of Canada’s multicultural contemporary art scene. Canadian artists and their practices come from a sweeping range of backgrounds and culture is subsequently translated in many unique ways. The most recent work of Soheila Esfahani, namely her Cultured Pallets series, 2013, studies this phenomenon in depth with the aid of laser etching and email tracking.

Esfahani is an Iranian born, Kitchener based Canadian multimedia artist. The issue of cultural translation is one that affects Esfahani directly as an immigrant who has experienced it first hand. In the Cultured Pallets series she pursues a twofold investigation of cultural translation. The pieces in the installation feature standard wooden shipping pallets that the artist has beautifully transformed with intricate laser etching and paint. A small collection of these striking pallets fills Toronto’s Red Head Gallery with a particular feeling of transience. The pallets seem to have just arrived, but the viewer gets the feeling that they are about to filled and shipped off to another faraway destination in just a few days time. This is in fact true because this series functions as both an installation and an experiment. The pallets are branded with a bright red email address and returned to circulation in the shipping industry once the exhibition has come to a close. Esfahani hopes to then make contact with the curious individuals who stumble upon her work. In doing so the artist will be able to reach an international and unexpecting audience and will also benefit from analyzing the interpretation of each viewer she connects with. Those who contact Esfahani will be influenced by the cultural context from which they hail and will experience the art differently due to the cultural translation they will each utilize in order to interpret the project.

In addition to the intriguing concept behind the project, the pieces are also stunningly beautiful. Esfahani uses both recycled and new pallets, which adds aesthetic layers to the installation. The small room of the gallery is filled with a mixture of scents, which can be distinguished as the fresh pine of the new pallets and the mustiness of the older recycled pallets. One pallet sits alone on the floor drawing the visitor’s eye because it is embellished with an unmistakable deep Persian blue pattern reminiscent of the tiles used to decorate mosques and palaces in the Middle East. The designs adorning the pallets are not only influenced by the artist’s Iranian heritage as she also uses a variety of found patterns with a more Western influence. The Western impact on Esfahani’s work can also be discerned in her “Made in Iran: The Break in the Tip of the Lotus Leaf”, 2010, woodblocks which portray the transformation of Iranian calligraphy into flora images. The viewer’s eye is carried from the first block that depicts a single letter of the Farsi alphabet down through a series of similar blocks upon which the letter is gradually translated into a lotus leaf. This series highlights the circumstantiality of semiotics, how a sign can be interpreted so differently by different cultures.

- Emily Cluett


JR (b.1983, France) - Rooftop Dancers in Paris

JR began his career as a teenage graffiti artist who was by his own admission not interested in changing the world, but in making his mark on public space and society. His graffiti often targeted precarious places like rooftops and subway trains, and he enjoyed the adventure of going to and painting in these spaces. After finding a camera in the Paris Metro, JR and his friends began to document the act of his graffiti painting. At 17, he began applying photocopies of these photographs to outdoor walls. JR calls himself an “urban artivist”, he creates pervasive art that he puts up on the buildings in the Paris area projects, on the walls of the Middle East, on the broken bridges of Africa or in the favelas of Brazil. During the pasting phase, community members take part in the artistic process. In Brazil, for example, children became artists for a week. In these artistic acts, no scene separates the actors from the spectators. After having exhibited in the cities from which JR’s subjects came, the photos traveled from New York to Berlin, Amsterdam to Paris. As JR remains anonymous and does not frame his huge portraits, he leaves a space for an encounter between a subject/protagonist and a passerby/interpreter, and this is the essence of his work.

© All images courtesy of the artist

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in WWII Drama ‘The War Magician’


Benedict Cumberbatch will star in World War II drama “The War Magician” — a project that’s been in development since 2003.

Storyscape Entertainment principals Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein have attached the British actor to the project with StudioCanal on board to finance and distribute in its territories. The project, based on David Fisher’s fact-based novel, will be be adapted by “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” writer Gary Whitta.

“The War Magician” will be a co-production between Storyscape Entertainment, Tony Eldridge’s Lonetree Entertainment and Cumberbatch’s own production company SunnyMarch, with SunnyMarch partners Adam Ackland and Adam Selves producing.

No director is attached yet.

Tom Cruise and producing partner Paul Wagner originally optioned the book in 2003 and attached Peter Weir to direct. In 2012, Marc Forster was attached to direct, but fell out of the project.

Cumberbatch will play the titular British hero Jasper Maskelyne, the magician whose illusions helped the allied forces fight against the Nazis during World War II. Maskelyne put together a “dirty dozen” of accomplices known as “The Magic Gang,” who were able to make tanks, troops and buildings seem to disappear, along with conjuring phony armies.

Maskelyne and his associates also managed conceal the Alexandria harbor and the Suez Canal, where there were 150,000 men with 1,000 guns and tanks, turning the tide of the war against General Rommel and the Germans in North Africa.

He created a bogus Alexandria harbor that attracted most of the nightly bombing raids and shielded troops in the Suez through anti-aircraft searchlights and mirrors that blinded Nazi pilots. Maskelyne’s techniques resulted in Adolf Hitler adding him to his personal blacklist alongside men like Douglas MacArthur and British Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery.

Cumberbatch received a best actor Oscar nomination for his role as codebreaker Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game” last year.

Cooper told Variety that discussions with Cumberbatch about the role of Maskelyne began last year while “The Imitation Game” was gathering steam for its awards season campaign.

“The Maskelyne character is so different from the one that Benedict portrayed in ‘The Imitation Game’ in that Maskelyne was very outgoing and confident,” Cooper said. “We think this is a perfect blend of acting talent with material.”

Ron Halpern, StudioCanal’s exec VP of international production, said, “Both ‘Imitation Game’ and ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ were phenomenal successes for StudioCanal, and we are thrilled to be in business with Benedict Cumberbatch on this extraordinary project.”

Producers are planning to shoot in locations throughout Europe and the Middle East. UTA packaged the project and negotiated the financing arrangement along with John Grant of Conway van Gelder Grant.

Whitta co-wrote the upcoming “Star Wars” standalone movie “Rogue One” with Chris Weitz and the TV series “Star Wars Rebels.” He is currently adapting the Mark Millar comic “Starlight” for Fox and producer Simon Kinberg.

Storyscape Entertainment is a new joint venture between Cooper and Saperstein as a film and television production company with a recent first-look feature deal with Broad Green Pictures. Its projects include “FBI Wedding” at Universal with Jason Bateman starring and directing and “Stealing Time” at DreamWorks with Tim Dowling writing and Colin Trevorrow executive producing.

Cooper recently wrapped production on “Maudie,” starring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins, and Saperstein recently began pre-production on the remake of “The Blob,” starring Samuel L. Jackson.

Eldridge teamed with Escape Artists to produce Sony’s “The Equalizer” with Denzel Washington starring and is attached to produce the sequel.

Besides “The Imitation Game,” StudioCanal’s credits include Tom Hardy’s “Legend,” “Paddington” and “Shaun the Sheep.”

Next week: MoMA’s celebrated Projects series returns with Rabih Mroué’s performance work Riding on a Cloud, which explores the effects of the Lebanese civil war. Mroué’s Blow Ups photo series, currently on view in our 2nd Floor contemporary galleries, also reference ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. Mroué enlarges already blurred images taken by protestors, pointing to the drama of eye contact between the shooter and the protestor, who is in danger of falling victim to the violence they are documenting. 

[Installation view of Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Works from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, 2015]

Push #ComicsForward

It’s Keith Giffen’s fault. I keep telling people that he talked me into it in a dive bar on L.A.’s west side. But the truth is that I started this company out of the spare bedroom in my apartment because I couldn’t believe the guy that created Rocket Raccoon thought I could do it. Maybe we could bring something to comics that hadn’t been there before?

I’ve loved comics since 1976. I never thought I’d publish them. Sure, I’d worked with giants of the field, including Barry Windsor-Smith, Howard Chaykin, Jim Starlin, Walter Simonson, and others too numerous to mention, when I was a young marketing turk at Malibu Comics 20 years ago. But me, publish comic books? You’re crazy.

So it’s 10 years later now. Comics publishers don’t often make it that far, do they? We should do a victory lap right now.

But who wants to look backward when there’s so much more cool stuff around the bend?

Let’s talk about the future.

Have you ever had a friend that shared a lot of your interests, but they didn’t read comics? You gave them Watchmen, you gave them Y: The Last Man, you gave them X-Men. But nothing stuck. They liked the idea of comics, but there wasn’t a comic book that felt like it was made for them…

Let’s go make that comic book for them. Together. As fans, as creators, as retailers, as the press, as publishers. All of us. Let’s talk about how we can all Push #ComicsForward. Because comic books should be for everyone.

We know where we’ve been—our favorite eras, our favorite characters, our favorite runs. We already know all of that. I’ve got a garage full of Silver, Bronze, Copper, and Modern Age comics and I love them.

But the medium of comics has never been more on the forefront of driving pop culture and as fans of this art form, we have a rare opportunity to take that interest to the next level and embrace an entire generation of potential fans who don’t read comics right now.

We can make a new Golden Age.

At BOOM!, we’ve carefully selected new projects in 2015 that we believe will help Push #ComicsForward. These projects will take on risky subject matter, introduce new characters from diverse backgrounds, and debut a swath of new creative voices to the industry.

Just in the first few months of 2015, we’ve launched a gaming-inspired humor comic in Munchkin, two projects that tackle the complex climate in the Middle East with Burning Fields and The Realist, five series with unique female leads (Curb Stomp, HaloGen, Cluster, Help Us! Great Warrior, and Giant Days), a period crime project (Hit: 1957), and an original graphic novel about the cutest crabs to ever start a revolution (The March of the Crabs). And we’ve only just begun. But this movement isn’t just about BOOM!, it’s about all of us. We’ll be devoting a ton of our time and energy in 2015 to work with the press, conventions, and social media channels to keep the conversation going.

If you know me, you know I’m the “Challenge Accepted!” guy. If there’s a problem that hasn’t been solved or a project that seems insurmountable, I’m the first one to jump in. This is a big challenge, but I want you to join me in taking it on.

No one thought comics targeted at All Ages was viable until KaBOOM!. Now it’s the norm. No one thought an all-female cast of characters with an all-female creative team had a shot in the Direct Market—until Lumberjanes. And who would have guessed that an oversized limited series like Memetic, starring a hearing-impaired, gay college student and a blind, African-American general about a meme-induced apocalypse, would garner rave reviews? We did.

If you believe comics are great just the way they are, this isn’t for you. If you think superheroes are the only kinds of stories worth telling in comics, this isn’t for you. But if you want to see everyone reading comics—your aunt, your co-workers, your niece, your boyfriend, that kid down the street—let’s Push #ComicsForward in 2015.



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We expected the caption to this photo to read: ‘Palestinian terrorist charges Israeli bulldozer with knife" but that must have seemed a little over the top even to the Guardian-UK. Yahoo might still try to pull it off.

What the caption does say is that the activist is running toward the bulldozer when the dust cloud clearly shows the damn thing is moving against him. That doesn’t require a dust pattern expert to detect. It describes this encounter as coming after the activist & fellow protesters tore down a section of the apartheid fence between Israel & Gaza. In one of its peculiar non sequiturs (trying to pack as many lies into one caption as it can), it says Israel has set up more military checkpoints in occupied East Jerusalem. Those alleged stabbers have the city on edge. And military occupation is calming who?

Along with the widespread military pogrom against Palestinians, there is a media onslaught to regain control of the narrative about Palestinians & apartheid Israel. BDS has made such significant inroads in the past ten years that over a million people marched in solidarity with Gaza during Israel’s carpet bombing siege in summer 2014 & tens of thousands are protesting now. Social media brings the Palestinian victims of Israeli ethnic cleansing up close & personal to millions.

This is a direct threat to the Israeli colonial project & must be forcefully countered because the military fortress called Israel is a lynchpin for US hegemony in the Middle East & in warding off democracy in the feudal & military regimes of the region. Mighty military forces stand arrayed against Palestinians.

So we can expect media to go whole-hog peddling Israeli propaganda as though it were the gospel truth. Media will overplay the drama, whipping up pro-Israel hysteria. There is no need to panic or be daunted because there’s nothing new about that. That’s what Palestinians have been up against for 67 years & it never stopped their resistance. It only means we need to be more assertive, creative, & consistent in building the boycott of Israel & active solidarity with Palestinians. Against the forces of tyranny, we array the international forces of solidarity.

Stand firm with the Palestinians & build the economic, cultural, & academic boycott of Israel & demand no aid of any kind to apartheid Israel.

(Photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

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