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Author Archives: Tamara Wong-Azaiez

100 Best Arab Restaurants Around America!

BY: Tamara Wong Azaiez/ Contributing Writer  Itching for some delicious Arab eats? We have compiled a list of 100 of the highest rated Arab restaurants across the country. Arab Americans have been establishing popular restaurants across the country for decades. As the general American public grows to love Arab food more every year, some eateries … Continued

Bradley Cooper to Produce Television Show on “ISIS”

BY: Tamara Wong Azaiez/ Contributing Writer  Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper is set to create a television series on the Islamic State and its rise in the Middle East. Cooper has decided to pursue production after his debut as the producer of the 2015 film, American Sniper. Interestingly, Cooper is making a show about the terrorist … Continued

7 reasons why #Rio2016 has been epic for Arabs

  Leyla Khalife Stepfeed Arabs may not be winning gold medals at the Olympics this year, but they are winning hearts. From occupied peoples, to refugees, to women, the Arabs had a better show of the normally under-represented than ever before. In a region that saw an especially tumultuous 2016, the games, we believe, present a … Continued

What The Khans Mean To Me As An Arab Woman

By Sarah Aziza Bustle As an Arab-American woman of Muslim immigrant heritage, the rhetoric of this political season has often left me torn between outrage and despair. While blaming minorities and “outsiders” is a time-honored political tradition, the Trump campaign has made an art of the low blow. From demonizing Mexicans to deriding the disabled, the … Continued

Bill Clinton: “If you’re a Muslim and hate terror, stay here and help us win.”

BY: Tamara Wong Azaiez/Contributing Writer Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the Democratic National Convention this week, urging American Muslims to be on Hillary’s side during the presidential elections. Although his words were admirable, he essentially created a sense of other for the Arab American population. By saying, “If you love America and hate Terror”, … Continued

Tom Hanks Praises “Clash” in Personal Letter

BY: Tamara Wong Azaiez/Contributing Writer  Mohamed Diab, director of the film Clash, has been receiving some very good promotion from none other than critically acclaimed American actor, Tom Hanks. Clash is Diab’s most recent film, which retells the turmoil that erupts after Egyptians oust the recently elected president and Muslim Brotherhood member, Mohamed Morsi. The … Continued

Pokemon Go in the Arab World

By: Tamara Wong Azaiez/Contributing Writer Pokemon Go is a phenomenon that has been taking the world by storm, combining both exercise and gaming for a fun, active experience. The game uses an augmented version of Google Maps to detect where the player is located, and places Pokemon in various nooks and crannies. As the gamer … Continued

14 Arab Superstitions Defying Common Sense

BY: Tamara Wong Azaiez/Contributing Writer The Arab world can be an extremely superstitious place. In order to battle the evil spirits, we have compiled a list of potentially hazardous situations that may be jinxing you. Some of these superstitions seem silly, but they are long-standing cultural habits we’re not ready to let go of just … Continued

14 Ways to Impress An Arab

By: Tamara Wong Azaiez/ Contributing Writer Interested in the Arab American community? Here’s how to score kudos points with your in-laws, future relatives, neighbors, co-workers, and friends! Here are 14 playful ways to impress an Arab. 1.Drive a Mercedes   2.  Insist on paying the bill at all times     3. Repeat over and … Continued

The Abu Ghraib Effect on Orange is the New Black

By: Tamara Wong Azaiez/ Contributing Writer Orange is the New Black is one of the hottest show for millennials, drawing in millions of viewers to Netflix every season. The show follows the prison sentence of Piper Chapman and other inmates who each have interesting pasts. Racial power structures, prison politics, and the treatment of inmates … Continued

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