Happy Nowruz, happy spring equinox, happy Aries season to all. The advent of spring always brings with it equal measures of renewal and pre-birthday…
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I wasn’t expecting to love Riyadh quite as much as I did. An artist asked me why I am interested in Saudi and I think it’s something I’m still trying to…
Such a delayed newsletter, my apologies. The past fortnight has been one of turning my life inside out—all for the better, I think—in a way that makes…
I’ve barely left the house recently except to run errands but already it seems that I’ve returned to a different city. Galleries are disappointing, but…
It feels wild that we’re up to 20 of these already, 22 if you count my own culture diaries. Two years ago, I was told I needed to get a root canal, but…
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Hello from Dubai, and the first diary I’ve been able to pay the diarist for! Since arriving I’ve been in a migrainey, jetlagged haze of deadlines and…
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Week five of quarantine and it’s all beginning to feel a little bit like this crocodile, holding a watermelon so carefully as it cruises by. I’ve been…
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This week feels like Arthur Russell’s World of Echo—all spare, strange, sueded optimism. I’ve returned to it at many different points in my life, and…
a newsletter about staying in from rahel aima
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My first culture diary from Dubai—! thursday At 1am I tune into a Zoom panel about spiritualities and religions of the Indian Ocean. I’m working on a…
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Beginning a migraine, and so a quick, enormous note of thanks to everyone who’s subscribed at a paid level—so excited that I’m able to pay diarists even…
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I don’t know what this new immigration ban means, whether I’ll be allowed to re-enter if I leave. I need to enter the UAE in July to keep that visa…
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