Alice Hlidkova is an international freelance journalist currently based in Brooklyn, NYC. Her work appears regularly in the international press, for publications including The Christian Science Monitor, Ragmag and Beyond. She has also been published in The New Scientist, Doha Centre for Media Freedom, and Arab Media & Society. She speaks and writes in English, Czech and Spanish.
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Non violent expression

Non violent expression

Maher Kouraytem’s latest exhibition, I Come and Stand at Every Door, is a commemoration of his uncle, Ahmad Yamoud, who was kidnapped and assassinated 25 years ago during Lebanon’s civil war. The acrylic paintings celebrate iconic pacifists, many of whom were victims of persecution and were later assassinated. Previously displayed at Zico House, this exhibit...
Batroun's taste of Georgian folk dance

Batroun’s taste of Georgian folk dance

Supporting six musicians and 31 dancers, the Phoenician Wall stage looked small for the intense performance. The Georgian State Dance Company, however, are masters at their craft and easily captivated the crowd with their unique performance. Started in 1945, by Ilis Sukhishvili Sr. and Nino Ramishvili, the company has put on over 9,000 international performances...
Beiteddine’s sexy baritone: talking to opera singer Max Raabe

Beiteddine’s sexy baritone: talking to opera singer Max Raabe

What is a German opera singer who is interested in Foxtrot, Swing and The Waltz, doing in the small village of Beiteddine? For Max Raabe, the internationally renowned operatic master who founded the Palast Orchestra in 1986, there’s one central reason: the Beiteddine Festival. Celebrating its 25th installment, this year’s cultural spectacular is in full...