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Rabih Alameddine is already one of my favorite writers—An Unnecessary Woman is a novel that every book nerd should read—but recently, his Twitter feed has been making me love him even more. In an ongoing thread (that began yesterday and is being updated as I write these words), Alameddine has been posting a series of art and photographs of Aleppo, from 16th-century paintings to contemporary photography to images of other people artifacts, like tiles and door knockers. Alameddine posts art regularly on his Twitter—he is himself a painter in addition to an accomplished novelist, so among other things, he has good taste—but this is a particularly powerful thread celebrating and amplifying the art and culture and beauty of a city that is in danger of being completely erased. So take my advice and follow him on Twitter, or at least take a few moments to appreciate the beauty of Aleppo—and then turn that appreciation into action.