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'Spring Rain' Is a Superb Graphic Memoir of the Vagaries of Mind and Memory

Andy Warner's style of narrative in Spring Rain is evocative of those visual puzzles that require the viewer to look beyond the image in front of them, letting their eyes relax into an indirect gaze, in order for the hidden picture to reveal itself.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Bellydance

The whole body of instruments whipping in unison around a hairpin curve and hovering, the grace of a ballerina backed with the heft of a whale.

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'Lebanon' Succeeds Through Its Restrictions

Using only the inside of a tank as a setting, the film is a story about modern warfare generally as much as it is one about the 1982 Lebanon War specifically.

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Various: The Rough Guide to Arabic Café

Listening to the Rough Guide to Arabic Café, I realised that this is not the same as the music you would expect to hear if you were sitting in a Western coffee shop.

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Wild Mulberries by Iman Humaydan Younes

Every time the reader is drawn in deeper, Younes pulls away, retracting back into her unaffected prose.

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Lebanon: Planet Rubble

A band from Tel Aviv named Lebanon? Go figure. Well, whatever the band’s moniker, this group can certainly meld a lot of genres.

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