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Boston Palestine Film Festival

Oct 14, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

MASSACHUSETTS The Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF) brings Palestine-related cinema, narratives, and culture to New England audiences. The festival features compelling and thought-provoking films, including(...)

Book Awards: “Honoring Writing from Little Syria to Today”

Oct 25, 2016 - Oct 25, 2016

NEW YORK Join the Lebanese American University and the Arab American National Museum for a literary evening that will begin with presentations by Linda Jacobs (on New York's Little(...)
Forced From Home

Forced From Home - Pittsburgh

Oct 27, 2016 - Oct 27, 2016

PENNSYLVANIA: Forced From Home is a free, interactive, educational, outdoor exhibition designed to raise public awareness about the global refugee crisis. Guided by experienced aid workers(...)
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Oct 27, 2016 - Oct 27, 2016

CALIFORNIA NO MORE RACIST BUS ADS! Bay Area Community Meeting Upset at seeing racist ads on SF Muni buses? Want to do something about it?(...)

Kadim Al Sahir Concert

Oct 28, 2016 - Oct 28, 2016

TEXAS: Kadim Al Sahir is the no. 1 Arabic legend. Throughout his career of over 30 years, he has sold over 100 million albums and(...)

Kingdom Middle Eastern Dance Competition

Oct 29, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016

TEXAS: You are hereby invited to Ansteorra’s Kingdom Middle Eastern Dance Championship to be held at Eldern Hills’ Samhain Celebration on October 29th approx. 30(...)

Iraqi Voices 2016 Premiere

Oct 29, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016

MINNESOTA You are invited to join us for the premiere of a documentary film written and directed by Twin-Cities based Iraqi refugees and Iraqi-Americans, followed(...)
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9 times celebs attempted to be ‘Arab’ at Halloween

Oct 25, 2016

By Leyal Khalife Stepfeed 1. Scott Disick as an Arab Sheikh Would’ve been cute if it weren’t for his caption.(...)
June 20, 2016
Beirut, Lebanon

A Blatt Chaya tile artisan removes the metal mould from a freshly poured tile. When the mould is removed, the different colours seep against each other to fill the spaces left by the mould. It is during this step that blemishes can occur and the human element of the traditional method shows its face. 

"Everybody wants my tiles with 'de faux' (mistakes)...but I don't make [them] deliberately. If there is 'de faux', okay there is 'de faux,' says Edgard Chaya of the minor blemishes that occur using the handmade process.

PICTURES: Lebanese artisan revives mosaic tile tradition

Oct 25, 2016

Finished floor tiles sit on display in the Blatt Chaya factory showroom in Beirut. Keeping with the Lebanese identity of(...)

Lebanese Nights Dessert Recipe - Layali Lubnan

Oct 25, 2016

  Lebanese Nights aka "Layali Lubnan" is an easy-to-make, amazingly aromatic semolina pudding that is quite refreshing in summer time.(...)

The Meaning of Gigi Hadid’s “Half-Palestinian”-Ness

Oct 25, 2016

Gigi Hadid paying homage to a past cover of Vogue featuring an Israeli model. ( By Khelil Bouarrouj The Institute(...)

Despite rhetoric, Trump backed by some Arab-American

Oct 25, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Boynton Beach, Fla., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. (Photo: AP Photo, Evan Vucci) Nicole Gaudiano(...)

Protect free speech in Pa. against anti-BDS Legislation

Oct 25, 2016

By Rabbi Alissa Wise Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Our state legislators are considering a bill that would infringe on the First Amendment(...)

8 historically powerful women in the Middle East and North Africa

Oct 24, 2016

JASON LEMON There are certainly serious issues of discrimination in many Muslim countries, just as there are places touted(...)

8 bizarre wedding rituals in the Arab world

Oct 24, 2016

RAYANA KHALAF Stepfeed Our ancestors have crafted unique wedding rituals to attract good fortune and a healthy, ‘hasad-free married life. Here are some(...)
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