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Exploring Modern Syria's Christian Heartland

Dec 9, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer The cool morning air was invigorating as we left Homs - the Emesa of the Romans - driving westward on an excellent four-lane highway. We had spent a day in this ancient town touring its historic(...)

Palestinian artist Huda Asfour's music reflects determination

Dec 2, 2015

BY: Adrian Tafesh/Contributing Writer Like many of D.C.’s finest artists, Huda Asfour has come from elsewhere. An Oud and Qanoun player, Asfour has lived in many different places, and she instills her music with that air of transience, the same that(...)

Mediterranean Cooking from the Garden with Linda Dalal Sawaya: walnuts for the holidays!

Dec 2, 2015

Persian walnuts in my Oregon garden © linda dalal sawaya 2015 An ancient tree from Persia, the Persian walnut is one of the oldest food trees in the world. Its uses through the ages include medicinal, culinary, and as a(...)

Azulejos - A Moorish Contribution To The Beautification Of Portugal

Dec 2, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer What I remember most from my first journey to Portugal in the early 1960s are the seductive open-air displays of azulejos (ornamental tiles), which I saw everywhere I turned. On the walls of churches, palaces, homes,(...)

Mediterranean Cooking from the Garden with Linda Dalal Sawaya: Thanksgiving pies—Lebanese style!

Nov 25, 2015

spinach sambusik pie © linda dalal sawaya 2015 The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and even my Lebanese mother provided our family with classic stuffed turkey (habash in Arabic), candied yams, mashed potatoes, cranberries, apple pie, and all the side dishes(...)

Abd Al-Rahman I - The Architect Of Moorish Spain

Nov 25, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer “Away! Away with thee, O brother! For yonder black banners are the banners of sons of Abbas.” These must have been chilling words which Abu al-Mutarrif Abd al-Rahman ibn Mu`awiya heard from his younger brother as they(...)

An Arab American Perspective on the Recent Attacks

Nov 18, 2015

BY: Adrian Tafesh/Contributing Writer I’ll address this immediately, as I know that there has been an overload of content generated in the immediate aftermath of the Paris attacks. A tragedy is a tragedy and the people must have license to(...)

Arabic Contributions To Spanish Music, Song And Dance

Nov 18, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer To know how and when the Arabs influenced Spanish and through Spanish other western music, we must begin in the cities and towns of Arabia before the advent of Islam. Contrary to stereotypical western belief, Arabia was(...)

Mediterranean Cooking from the Garden with Linda Dalal Sawaya—A season of gratitude and greens!

Nov 18, 2015

braised kale with garlic, lemon, and olive oil © linda dalal sawaya 2015 As we enter a season of gratitude and abundance, namely Thanksgiving, it is a blessing to be aware of all we have to give thanks for. Best to do this(...)

New Film "Iraqi Odyssey" Dispels Western Images of Life in Iraq—Past and Present: A Conversation with the Director of the Film, Samir

Nov 11, 2015

BY: Adrian Tafesh/Contributing Writer Documentary filmmaking is an art that is first and foremost engaged in truth-seeking. We want to see real stories told in narrative so that the new perspective may provide us with some previously unseen truth. There are(...)

Mediterranean Cooking from the Garden with Linda Dalal Sawaya—Persimmon: a Winter Fruit of the Gods

Nov 11, 2015

fuyu persimmon ripe on tree © linda dalal sawaya 2015 Persimmons are a fruit I grew up eating in Los Angeles, as they are a winter fruit my parents cherished while growing up in their Lebanese mountain village of Douma. Native to Asia,(...)

New Bio-Pic Portrays Half-Syrian, Apple Founder, Steve Jobs

Nov 4, 2015

BY: Adrian Tafesh/Contributing Writer In so far as the Arab American community is concerned, Steve Jobs is one of our most successful and noteworthy native sons. Half-Syrian, Jobs has become something of a symbol to Arab Americans, in more than just(...)

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