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Thirty-eight year-old Egyptian heart surgeon and avowed Jon Stewart fan Bassem Youssef explains how the 2011 Cairo uprising galvanised him to speak out and poke fun at his country’s politics.
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Dr. Anthony Atala is at the forefront of regenerative medicine. Along with his team at the Wake Forest Institute in North Carolina, he’s using 3D printing techniques to produce human organs in the lab, a technique that promises to revolutionise our ability to heal ourselves.
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Article Image - Faith in the Future
To some, Beirut is a random assortment of rooftop bars, bad plastic surgery and arak by the bucket. To others, it’s a shell, a city attempting to rebuild itself after decades of destruction. To many more, it’s just home. And now, thanks to Raghida Dergham, it’s about to take on an old new role.
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Article Image - Talking 'bout a Revolution
A voracious thinker who studies the intersection of science, business and society, Juan Enriquez has an exceptional talent for finding links, bridging a coherent world view from divergent disciplines.
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America’s capability in space was proven in August 2012 when a one-tonne plutonium-powered rover successfully landed on Mars. The Arab world can take equal pride in the landing because it was Lebanese-American, Dr. Charles Elachi, who headed the mission. Meet the man himself.
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Starting a company on the fringes of the health food and beverage industry, Khaled Yafi chose the path less travelled by deciding to focus on a single ingredient: berries. Six years later and he finds himself reaping the rewards of that choice.
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Dawid Dawod is fast making a name for himself. Having designed everything from jewellery to boats, baby strollers, irons, taps and even mining equipment, the young industrial designer offers a glimpse into his creative world.
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Paul Smith represents the kind of fashion that doesn’t go out of style. By enlivening classical cuts with splashes of colour and incorporating playful prints and stripes, his clothing designs are just as fresh as when he started out in the 1970s. Meet the man behind the label.
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Article Image - For Whom the Bell Tolls
A year after revolution broke out across the Arab world, Bespoke takes a look at the different factors leading to the uprisings: the countries’ economic conditions, people’s discontent and a historical overview of the overthrown regimes.
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Nader Khairiddine Abuljebain is a man of stories but where many would choose the conventional medium of words, he has decided to tell his tales through a chronology of stamps that reveal a very particular history of Palestine.
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It takes a certain optimism to build a city in the middle of a desert. In fact, Kuwait's rapid urbanisation during the late 1970s represents a landmark in Middle East architecture, as seen in the pages of Modern Architecture of Kuwait, a book by Roberto Fabbri and Ricardo Camancho.
Ralph Masri’s path has been stellar. In just his first year at Central Saint Martins, he won the Swarovski Award. Two years later he became the youngest designer to ever be nominated for a UK Jewellery Award. Then after a stint at Pomellato, he went solo and already Queen Rania, Jessica Alba, and Gigi Hadid are fans.
Henry Dakak Jr. is a designer with a singular vision. His beautifully made creations, whether furniture, functional objects or jewellery, exemplify a judicious mix of modernity and antiquity, and bely a delicate attention to detail.
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