Frank Samol

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The changing face of funerals: why we did it our own way…

Why pay someone £200 to £250 to repeat back exactly what you’ve told them about your loved one? Adrian Pink, Town and Country funerals<p>One beautiful summer evening last month, as sunlight streamed through an open window, my mother, my siblings and I gathered round the bed in which my father had died …

Siblings

Wanderlust: Custom Illustrated Map Creator

Have a look at this great set of travel and map illustrations.Isabelle Salem of Opia Designs has recently introduced this beautiful project …

Graphic Design

Der Untergang des Jemen

Mächtige Festungen, Turmhäuser und auf Bergspitzen gelegene Dörfer – die Architektur im Jemen ist spektakulär. Doch der Krieg droht, alles zu …

10 fantastic web design tools for July 2018

This month’s roundup of the best web design tools roundup includes a CSS preprocessor that scopes styles to components, and a jobs board that puts …

Japanese Signs Are The Best, And This Poster Proves It

Better get it before Tokyo changes its signs ahead of the 2020 Olympics!<p>There are many reasons to go to Tokyo: the food, the shopping, the museums, the culture, and, if you’re a design nerd like us, the signage. Japanese signage is in a class all its own: an onslaught of abstract shapes, …

Mossul: Jugendliche retten Bücher nach IS-Zerstörung

Die Schlacht um Mossul<p>Dschihadisten verwüsten Museum in Mossul<p>Die Leichenräumer von Mossul<p>"Ich sah, wie die Flammen loderten"<p>"Regeln - vom Aufstehen …

Spotlight: Syria's Aleppo under broader reconstruction process

ALEPPO, Syria, June 9 (Xinhua) -- About 70 percent of the infrastructure facilities in Syria's northern city of Aleppo have been reconstructed since …

Im Islam gibt es keinen traditionellen Antisemitismus

Und doch ist er heute in islamischen Länder weit verbreitet. Wie die Europäer den Judenhass in die Arabische Welt brachten.<p>Heilige Schriften sind …

A Traveller’s Record of Syrian Monuments Before the War

In April, 2009, Peter Aaron, a veteran architectural photographer, went on vacation with his family, to Syria. It was about one year into President Obama’s first term, long before the name <i>ISIS</i> was broadly known. That same month, Seymour Hersh would write with a note of optimism, in this magazine, …

What Is UNESCO World Heritage?

TravelWorld Heritage<p>From masterpieces of creative genius to beautiful natural landscapes, these sites reveal the most compelling chapters of Earth's history.<p>TravelWorld Heritage<p>Best of the best: That's the lofty standard for making the World Heritage List. Nations lobby hard to get their glorious …

‘Here Is the Graveyard of ISIS’: In Mosul, the Garbage Men Collect Remains

MOSUL, Iraq — The garbage men laid out and unzipped each body bag so their supervisor could photograph the remains inside, just in case someone came forward to ask about a missing person.<p>But it seemed unlikely that anyone would be able to identify their loved ones from those cellphone snapshots, …

Die Kunst der schönen Worte

Alle tippen nur noch? Von wegen. Handlettering heißt der Trend, der handgeformten Buchstaben weltweit ein Comeback verschafft.

Trends

Tous les partis veulent simplifier Bruxelles

Le CD&V, le CDH et Défi exposent auprès du « Soir » leur vision pour les institutions de la Région bruxelloise, à l’occasion de la fête de l’Iris. …

Politique

The ruins I saw in Syria stand as a rebuke to western inaction | Diana Darke

The time for military intervention has passed. But we must still do all we can to make Assad feel the heat<p>Through a quirk of fate, I was on a bus travelling from Beirut to Damascus on the day that the US, Britain and France launched airstrikes on Syria. The group I joined was on a pastoral visit …

Poverty and lack of services in Iraq force refugees back to the camps

Poverty and a lack of services are preventing rebuilding in Mosul, forcing thousands to choose the lesser of two evils and return to the camps. Over …

TEDxBaghdad 2011 - Ihsan Fethi

Money problems: why Finland has given up on the basic income dream

As Finland’s government calls time on a bold experiment in giving citizens cash, can others still attempt such utopian schemes?<p>When the Finnish government embarked on a trial of basic income it was lauded as bold, evidence-focused and innovative. The country became something of a standard bearer in …

Mosul’s Renowned Religious Complex Will Rise From the Rubble

BAGHDAD — The scars of battle remain deeply etched into the geography of Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, with thousands of homes, buildings and places of worship destroyed during the nine-month fight to oust the Islamic State.<p>But now, thanks to a donation of $50 million from the United Arab …

Das Regime will die Treuen belohnen

Die Geberkonferenz für Syrien soll Mittel für die humanitäre Hilfe einsammeln, das ist der einfache Teil. Assad will Geld für den Wiederaufbau, der …

Assad macht Eigentum zur Waffe

Das Regime in Damaskus ändert das Baurecht. Die neue Regelung könnte vielen Flüchtlingen ihren Besitz nehmen - und damit den Anreiz, nach Syrien …

Weltnachrichten

In den Gehorsam gebombt

Syrien liegt in Trümmern und Diktator Assad ist sich seines Sieges sicher. Journalisten sollen sehen, wie friedlich sein Land jetzt ist. Dabei ist es …

Ein Ringen um Tradition und Reform

Dass der Islam wissenschafts- und bildungsfeindlich sei, ist kein neues Denkmuster. Schon im Frühjahr 1883 führten in Paris ein französischer und ein …

Islam

Videos

On the occasion of Heinrich Boell’s 100th anniversary, we asked Magdy Al-Shafee, Egyptian illustrator, to turn Heinrich Boell’s short story The …

Heinrich

Al Azem Palace, Syria

The Al Azem Palace was documented as part of Project Anqa, a collaboration between the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), CyArk …

Open Heritage

In collaboration with<p>Preserving our shared heritage<p>Discover the temples of Bagan<p>See first hand how digital conservation is helping to preserve the …

Christopher de Bellaigue: "Die islamische Aufklärung" - Notwendiges Hintergrundwissen über den heutigen Islam

Die islamische Aufklärung hat schon stattgefunden. In seiner Erzählung demontiert Christopher de Bellaigue die westliche Sicht auf die Arabische Welt …

Islam

The Arc/k Project: Building a virtual archive to keep the Palmyras of this world alive

Imagine a mid-morning walk among the ancient wonders of Palmyra, Syria. Imagine gazing upon the timeworn walls of the Roman Theatre, the Temple of …

Palmyra

"Verschleierung ist kein Verbrechen"

<b>ZEIT ONLINE:</b> Liebe Frau Bashir, welche Klischees über die arabische Frau können Sie nicht mehr hören?<p><b>Anum Bashir:</b> Diese ganze Diskussion über Frauen …