Twenty years ago, in the magical Belgian film Toto le héros, we saw a glimpse of the future: walking down the street, you're confronted with wiring, plumbing, and tubing coming out of the most unexpected places. It's the Centre Pompidou effect, but without the discipline. I've seen the future, and it's here in the medina. … Read more Wired, Wireless, Haywire: Legation’s Trimlines Get Sidelined
It’s out. Diana Wylie’s book Enchantment: Pictures From the Tangier American Legation Museum. And it’s a beauty. At left, Diana shows me a chapter on Tangier’s International Zone era, from the galley proof of her book. In the book world, you shouldn’t judge solely by covers. Not only is Boston University Professor Wylie’s book full … Read more Enchanting Book On America’s Legation
What do Ulan Bator, Tangier, and Mexico City have in common? Great weather? Safe water? The best pizza? Some of the above, certainly, though not all the time. Staffers from Bangladesh (AIBS), Jordan (ACOR), Mongolia (ACMS) and Pakistan (AIPS) No, what joins us with places like Tunis, Amman, and Phnom Penh is our membership in … Read more From Mexico to Mongolia: The CAORC World
Imagine this: you reach the age of, say, 35, and you’re driving down the expressway with the kids in the back seat. You get hopelessly lost a half hour from home. You decide, then and there, to sign up at the program offered by the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies, TALIM. The course? … Read more Arabic: Speaking 5, Reading 0
The historic Tangier American Legation is home to TALIM, whose museum, research library, and educational and cultural events underscore the centuries-old ties between the US and Morocco.