#24 Sports


Keeping Up with the Khordadian
By Negar Azimi

The Life and Times of the King of Iranian Dance.

The Work of Sport in the Age of International Acquisition
By Alexander Provan

How Arabized Kenyan runners have brought glory to the Emirates and undermined the patriotic conceit of the international-sports economy.

Beyond the Rally of the Dolls
By Sophia Al-Maria

A conversation with Nada Zeidan.

Hello Gorgeous
By Curtis Brown

The glory and the loneliness of Omar Sharif, Egypt’s top bridge player.

Thwack!
By Anna Della Subin

Bollywood, cricket, and the dignity of sport.

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Artist Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc and Sarah Maldoror’s Guns for Banta.

Global Hotting
By Kai Friese

The global war over the hottest chili in the world.

Inglorious Bustards
By Meera Subramanian

The art and culture of hunting with birds.

Sports Table of Contents

Letter to the Editors
Previews

Profile
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Work in Progress
Neil Beloufa
Ghost Songs of Ourselves

Negar Azimi

Álvaro Perdices
Zabana Inshallah
Proposal for an Inherited Culture

Aram Moshayedi

Sports
The Work of Sport in the Age of International Acquisition
Alexander Provan

Keeping Up with the Khordadian
Negar Azimi

My Siamese Leg
Gini Alhadeff

Beyond the Rally of the Dolls
Sophia Al-Maria

Global Hotting
Kai Friese

Inglorious Bustards
Meera Subramanian

Mind Games
Christian Rudder

Hello Gorgeous
Curtis Brown

Freedom of Expression
Photography by Boru O’Brien O’Connell

Thwack!
Anna Della Subin

You Are the Expert
Sohrab Mohebbi

Music
The Hashimite Kingdom
Dave Tompkins

Museum
Malaysiana
Farihah Zaman

Cooking
Happy Meal
Dan DeNorch

Exercise
Zeina Durra’s Morning
Ashtanga Routine

Exhibitions
Nicky Nodjoumi
Murtaza Vali

Karthik Pandian
Arthur Ou

Mathaf
Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Pouran Jinchi
Natasha Roje

Decolonizing Architecture
Sarah-Neel Smith

Walid Raad
Martin Herbert

Elephants in the Art Gallery
Cairo Letter

Clare Davies

Mounira Al Solh
Wael Shawky

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Books
Artists‘ Magazines
An Alternative Space for Art

Alexander Provan

The Puppet
Ursula Lindsey

Short Takes