Terracotta Hearts & a Plastic Eden: Lahore’s First-ever Biennale

Part 'Choose Your Own Adventure' and part a deluge of contemporary artwork, Lahore's first-ever Biennale was truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

About LLF 2016 & ’Love Letters’ the Play

The security situation leading to a change in venue and the shift from Alhamra to the Avari Hotel’s grounds ended up making a quite a difference for this year’s Lahore Lit Fest.  Not only was the trademark art exhibit missing, there was a distinct shortage of wares and cultural activities to engage LLF-goers not attending… Continue reading About LLF 2016 & ’Love Letters’ the Play

Selections from Aya de Leon’s”On Pandering, White Women as Scapegoats, and the Literary Industry as a Hand-me-down”

"I don’t disagree with James about the phenomena he observes: a literary industry with white women in gatekeeping roles and with white women set up as the archetypal consumer to be pandered to. I do, however, disagree with the implied notion that white women are the powerful and designing force behind the institution. In reality,… Continue reading Selections from Aya de Leon’s”On Pandering, White Women as Scapegoats, and the Literary Industry as a Hand-me-down”

Balm for the Soul: Arooj’s ‘Bird Under Water’ and Ashba’s Artwork

December has been rough, especially rough, on human race. The innocent lives lost in the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar Pakistan - The fight against police brutality and for justice for Eric Garner and Mike Brown- The strong stand against a broken justice system  and for the wrongfully incriminated (Serial's Adnan Syed) and… Continue reading Balm for the Soul: Arooj’s ‘Bird Under Water’ and Ashba’s Artwork