Tom Gara

@tomgara

through meditation i program my heart to beat breakbeats and hum basslines upon exhalation. (work @WSJ, views are my own, etc)

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An angry letter to the editor from a UAE ruling family member. Complete with apology from the paper.

Least Egyptian-sounding Egyptian salad ever:

An overwhelmingly Tyler Brûlé opening paragraph.

Wasn't aware that Tche Tche had expanded to so many places. It has scale! Jordanians!

7Days remains the newspaper to beat in the UAE. Wonderful front cover today:

How long have these UAE coins been around for? Am I not paying attention, or are they kinda new?

Witchcraft and/or sorcery, on sale openly in Dubai:

Great cartoon in the FT today:

Did you know former Abu Dhabi hack is a big deal now? Move a guy to London and he gets all tragi-poetic:

I have a new hat. Wassup, ladies.

These artists are taking the poetry of bad English in bold and exciting new directions.

Ambitious rack rates at the aging three-star Al Diar Capital hotel in Abu Dhabi. The boom years were good...

Today's traditional Abu Dhabi obnoxious park, featuring my car as a special guest on the left:

Preview glimpse of my mad Indian wedding styles:

A very full house for a Dubai poetry slam! Bravo, ...

I give this dubai graffiti guy points for trying, but its all a bit Disney...

I see no reason why the Turkish tea cup should not become the official global tea cup. It is correct.

Fine display of UAE obnoxious parking - although strict traditionalists would fault the straightness of the park.

Invisible hands, on display at Traffic gallery in Dubai:

for those asking, this is the bizarre Syrian candied fruit I must stop eating...