DHAHRAN — After years of hard work and dedication to the sport, Ahlam Al-Zaid, business systems analyst, snatched the gold medal at the first Saudi women cycling championship in the Kingdom on Aug 24, 2020.

Soaring past her competition, she completed the 13-km race in 22:18 and made history. Ahlam…

Two brothers, a bodega, and their father’s legacy

Delivery orders at Alsaedi brothers’ deli. Morningside Heights, NY. (Photo by Rawan Nasser.)

On a cold, rainy Tuesday morning in late March, the delicious smell of hot sandwiches filled Deli 360, the convenience store on 360 West 110th Street. It’s the deli nearest to my apartment building and the one I frequent most often. On that morning, Don McClean’s “American Pie” blared from…

French Art Collective Sold AI-Generated Portrait for $432K, Raising Questions from Creative Coding Community

Portrait of Edmond Belamy | Obvious website

On Oct. 25, 2018, Cristie’s New York auction house sold what was promoted as the first piece of fine art to be created by artificial intelligence (AI).

Art critics estimated that the grainy portrait of a fictitious 18th century character donning a white blouse and black robes would sell for…

Rawan Nasser

Columbia Journalism School ‘19

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