#15, Pulp

Thirty-One Flavors of Death
By Achal Prabhala

A vanload of city kids takes the wrong turn in the wrong jungle. Witchcraft ensues. Of course, they pass a river polluted by industrial waste. Of course, there is a tribe of cannibalistic zombies who live on its banks, who take a culinary interest in one of our city slickers. And of course, there is […]

The Toughest Man in Cairo vs The Zionist Vegetable
By Anand Balakrishnan

According to my old neighbor, Kamal Hanafi, the vegetables in Israel are huge and good for only one thing. “The cucumbers,” he exclaimed, eyes lighting up, “are this long”—he stretched his hands more than a foot apart. “They are this wide”—he made a circle with his two hands. “And they taste like shit, all chemicals […]

Twilight of the Iron Sheik
By Negar Azimi

All photos by Joshua Wildman One hot, sticky afternoon last May, the former professional wrestler known as the Iron Sheik stood before a full-length mirror in his home in suburban Fayetteville, Georgia. Later that evening, before a not-quite-sold-out crowd, the sixty-six-year-old would be inducted into the National Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame at Atlanta’s Philips […]

Driving Miss Deneuve
By Gary Dauphin

Courtesy of Mille Et Une Productions French screen icon Catherine Deneuve stands before a high-rise window looking down at Beirut’s hazy skyline, her back to the camera. Various apparatchiks of image-making crisscross the frame and hash out a plan to have “Catherine Deneuve” drive into Lebanon’s war-ravaged south with Lebanese actor “Rabih Mroué” (also playing […]

Full Table of Contents

LETTER

PREVIEWS

INFRASTRUCTURE
TASHKEEL
Antonia Carver

ART MARKET
TEHRAN ROUNDTABLE
Antonia Carver

PROFILE
Nairy Baghramian
Jennifer Allen

WORKS IN PROGRESS
Shady el Noshokaty
Clare Davies

Rania Stephan
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Natascha Sadr Haghighian
Ashkan Sepahvand

HOTEL
Taj Mahal Hotel
Kai Friese

MUSEUM
Pitt Rivers Museum
Emily Speers Mears

PULP
Thirty-One Flavors of Death
Achal Prabhala

Circumstantial Evidence

Beauty as the Beast
Sophia Al-Maria

Oriental Sexpotism

The Lustful Turk

FASHION
Beach Reading
Jason Nocito

Ezzeddine Zulfiqar Screams From Beyond the Grave

The Toughest Man in Cairo vs the Zionist Vegetable
Anand Balakrishnan

Of Course You Do

Old-New Land

Paté

ARTIST PROJECT
Myths of the Pavement Wolf
Masist Gül

ARTIST PROJECT
Songs of the Open Road
Ahmet Ögüt

Mickey Mouse

ARTIST PROJECT
How to play Beirut
Rayyane Tabet

ARTIST PROJECT
Untitled Polaroids
Haris Epaminonda

The Color Purple

Twilight of the Iron Sheik
Negar Azimi

Empathy for the Devil
Lina Mounzer

International

MUSIC
Rocking the Cradle of Civilization
Ben Harbert

ARCHITECTURE
Agropolis NOW
Brian Ackley

FILM
Driving Miss Deneuve
Gary Dauphin

Tripping the Light Fascistic
Sukhdev Sandhu

The Archive: The Cruel Sea
Omar Amiralay with Rasha Salti

EXHIBITIONS
A principle of Assumptions
Ozge Ersoy

Art Now in Lebanon
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Ali Chitsaz
Shervin Shahamipour

Hekaya: Ayman Ramadan
Nat Muller

I Dream of the Stans
Media Farzin

Ass.as.sin-Hashish Anyone?: Tala Madani
Natasha Roje

The Anxious Stephen Wright

Wish You Were Here: Jeffar Khaldi
Isak Berbic

This is That Place: Mitra Tabrizian
Amna Malik

Anna Boghiguian
Hassan Khan

Home Works IV Forum
Charles Merewether

The New Normal
Murtaza Vali

Immaterial World: Nadim Asfar
Mirene Arsanios

BOOKS
In The Arab World…NOW
Hassan Khan

Signal and Noise
Zachary Hooker

Wolves of the Crescent Moon
Sophia Al-Maria

Metro-Cairo in Black and White
Ahmed Nage

A blue Hand
Arshia Sattar

SHORT TAKES

PHRASE BOOK
Kuwaiti Arabic Slang

COOKING
Lair of the Scorpion King