Erum Naqvi

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Erum Naqvi is a writer and researcher with a PhD in philosophy on the topic of Iranian music. She grew up in London and currently lives in New York, where she teaches at Pratt Institute.

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Ancient Greek Theater in the Peloponnese

We've been in Ermioni, on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula, for the better part of a week. One gets the feeling it was glitzy in the seventies, having now calmed to a subtler enclave for Athenians escaping the summer heat, although it's not much cooler here, except for the ocean, which is unusually balmy, with brisk undercurrents of fresh, cool ...

5 Beaches of Guadeloupe (One for Every Mood)

With its easy blend of French and Caribbean culture, Guadeloupe offers a charming, homegrown feel—think restaurants no fussier than somebody’s back porch and sunset markets where men chop fruits with machetes while ladies sell homemade rum punch. It’s made all the more delightful by the array of beaches that fan about the little cluster of ...

Chez Emy: The Best Little Restaurant in Guadeloupe

The moment I fell in love with Guadeloupe began and ended with a bottle of rum.There was a lot to love about this French Caribbean archipelago in between, of course. Pristine beaches with turquoise-tinged lagoons, both fresh and balmy; palm trees and flowering fruit trees and tall grasses rustling just so; bright, sunny days with just enough ...

On the Trail of the Best Kabab in Tehran

The light here is cool. Not a blue white, but a violet one. It is unforgiving, but earnest. In many places, cool light is winter light and summer light is golden. But here in Tehran, on the southern slopes of Iran’s Alborz Mountains, the violet rays bounce off white marble buildings with fierce ripples of arid heat. The irrigation canals ...