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.

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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.” – Salon.com

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…

The Graduate Center Events

    arbnyc: Please check the link below from the Graduate Center events calendar. Events include talks, movie screenings, exhibitions and more. Most events are free and open to the public. The Graduate Center Events   Also, Check this link for events at the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center MEMEAC.   from The…

The Whitney Museum of American Art

I was fascinated by the array of beautiful works of each talented artist, themes and differences in tone, simultaneously creating an authentic tone for each and every display.