Suad Amiry: The Storyteller

“I want you to take sixty seconds and think of your life of what you’re doing and are you really doing what you love in life.”


An Evening with Bassem Youssef

“If you can challenge authority you can win democracy.” – Dr. Bassem Youssef.

The James Gallery Events – Check Them Out!

Capture Practice: Arkadi Zaides Exhibition and Opening Reception Thu, Feb 4, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | The James Gallery Arkadi Zaides in collaboration with Daniel Landau, Dana Shalev, Effi Weiss & Amir Borenstein How do individuals take on the bodily affect of the dominant structure? What are the range of choices of haptic responses,…

Why You Should Visit The Beautiful Beirut

  August 8, 2015: Beirut is unlike any other city in the Middle East. The city is considered the Las Vegas of the Middle East. Beirut shares a sensational vibe, fashion, culture and cuisine that are fascinating with the coolest people. I was fortunate to visit Beirut for the very first time in August 2015. I think…

Zabelle – An Armenian Tale by Nancy Kricorian

Some clothes, a few blankets. My mother cried about leaving the rugs and wooden chest she had brought with her from her mother’s home. In the chest were the wedding towels she had embroidered as a girl and the needle-lace doilies she had worked.

Thanksgiving: A Beautiful Mess

Let us try and count 5 objects that we HAVE but do not NEED. They might exceed the number 5, at least I can say that about myself.

An Evening with Author Moustafa Bayoumi

“Great Stories about people who might be your neighbors, and Bayoumi delivers them with urgency, compassion, wryness and hints of poetry.” –

Brooklyn Movie

“Home sickness is like most sicknesses. It will pass.”
Father Flood

A Night with Afikra

Last Sunday, I attended my first meeting hosted by Afikra members in Brooklyn. Afikra is a community based of most young professional Arab Americans, from Middle Eastern origins or interested in Arabic culture. A community that aspires to share the same space and explore a realm of culture, media and a diversity of interesting topics….

Events at the Middle East Institute Columbia University.

  This fall, many Middle Eastern related events are taking place at the Middle East Institute at Columbia University. Talks include a wide range of seminars, panels, discussions, music performances and many more. The Middle East Institute in Columbia, founded in 1954, aims to develop an integrative and cultivating studies in both approaches of the…