Advertisement Close

BLOG

2,001 Results (Page 160 of 167)

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(...)

Moorish Spain's Love Affair Par-Excellence

Oct 28, 2015

  BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer The December day was sunny but cold as our family strolled the streets of Cordova enjoying that city's latent charm while we reflected on its majestic history. There was much to savour in this city that(...)

Arab America Exclusive Interview with Naji Abu Nowar, Director of "Theeb," Jordan's Official Submission to the Academy Awards

Oct 28, 2015

Theeb director Naji Abu Nowar BY: Adrian Tafesh/Contributing Writer Theeb opens with scenes of Bedouin life in the early part of the twentieth century, during the Arab rebellions against the Ottoman Empire. Though the desert setting provides plenty of rich(...)

Arab Americans and the Coming 2016 Election

Oct 21, 2015

BY: Adrian Tafesh/Contrubuting Writer We have for the last few months been in the election season. A season that, not unlike the approaching holiday season, is all about marketing and lasts entirely too long. The question is one of how each(...)

Ugarit - The Birthplace Of The Western Alphabet

Oct 21, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer The first time that I visited the ruins of Ugarit, today known as Ras Shamra, in the early 1970s, it was with a friend, who was at that time a professor of languages in one of the(...)

USA for UNHCR Launches Syrian Refugee Campaign with the Washington Post

Oct 14, 2015

  BY: Adrian Tafesh/Contributing Writer As time passes and the refugee crisis continues without an end in near sight, it is important to maintain a high level of exposure for the plight of the Syrian refugees. The public can quickly fatigue(...)

Searching For The Traditional Flamenco

Oct 14, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer It had been some years back, but I had never forgotten that entrancing flamenco evening in the Santa Cruz district of old Seville. The voice of the male singer seemed to hypnotize his audience into a state(...)

YazTheSpaz: Muslim-American YouTube Celebrity Speaks to Arab America

Oct 7, 2015

BY: Adrian Tafesh/Contributing Writer Women who chose to wear the hijab understand what it is to live life simultaneously as a person and as a symbol. Whether well-intentioned or otherwise there are those within and outside of the Muslim community who(...)

2,001 Results (Page 160 of 167)

.