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Israeli artist showcases work at only NYC gallery devoted to contemporary art quilts

Israeli artist showcases work at only NYC gallery devoted to contemporary art quilts

An art quilter with a story to tell

JETSETTER | Jonathan DeLise

JETSETTER | Jonathan DeLise

Jonathan DeLise answers our culture and travel questions! He shares useful tips and more!

Who murdered Shaima Alawadi?

Who murdered Shaima Alawadi?

With her daughter sleeping nearby, a California woman was brutally clubbed inside the family home. She subsequently died. At first police thought it was a hate crime. The latest speculation seems to indicate otherwise.

Violence runs unchecked against women in Afghanistan

Violence runs unchecked against women in Afghanistan

As the world watches, women in Afghanistan continue to be killed at an alarming rate. While some of the ill-treated have fallen prey to domestic violence and pious extremists, others have suffered from the actions of American forces. For women, there is no safe haven in Afghanistan.

The house that Sahar built

The house that Sahar built

The house that Sahar built: Amid the senseless killing, one girl’s life is celebrated by the first Internet café for Afghan women.

Though some progress has been achieved, women in Afghanistan continue to be victimized by tribal ethnocentrism, the politics of war and a patriarchal society that openly embraces misogyny as a tool of repression. One group of daring women has defied the suicide bombers, encroaching military and centuries-old traditions by opening an Internet café, in honor of a girl who tried to stand up for her rights, only to be murdered.

Globally Inspired Rug Designer – Malene Barnett

Globally Inspired Rug Designer – Malene Barnett

Her international travels have inspired her to create amazing works of art in her rug designs.

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