Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aims to liberalize parts of society and promote the arts, but that could be overshadowed by violent acts under his rule.
The decision to remove an episode from its service in Saudi Arabia raises questions of whether entertainment giants will fight for values like free expression.
The episode of “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj,” which critiques the crown prince, was blocked from streaming in the country after the government complained that it violated cybercrime laws.
Books on Saudi Arabian history and politics shed light on the Saud family’s reign.
Haifaa al-Mansour sees parallels between her own experience in a conservative society and the life of the 19th-century author of “Frankenstein.”
The unique, life-size relief sculptures of humped creatures and other beasts of burden are about 2,000 years old, but little is known about their origins.
The team’s seven players are demanding financial compensation after being unable to obtain the visas they needed to attend the competitions.
The move was seen as part of a drive by Prince Mohammed bin Salman to transform Saudi society and to move toward a more tolerant form of Islam.
The prince bought the “Salvator Mundi,” a portrait of Christ, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times.