Are you empathic with those who face poverty, discrimination from race, gender, lgbtq, religion, global economy, and foreign policy? Are you mad at those at hands and in control of most of the world’s valuable resources keeping all selfishly to themselves? Do you feel disgust by those who share different values and do not see eye to eye with your personal point of view?
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Manus X Machina – Fashion in an Age of Technology
The show’s intention is to liberate the handmade and the machine-made from their usual confines of the haute couture and prêt-à-porter.
The 14th Annual Arab Street Festival
Every summer during the months of June or July, The Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP), a nonpartisan, volunteer-based organization dedicated to the development of a prosperous and influential community, hosts one of the biggest Arab-American street fairs in Manhattan, New York City. This year’s NAAP street festival took place on a beautiful small block, with…
8 Ways to Walk in NYC
Walking on New York streets is a form of art not so easily acquired. The experience of walking is a fundamental function for this city. After all, only a handful choose to drive in this insane city traffic. I created a few mental notes and now would like to share them with you. Here are…
Alwan For the Arts Center. Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings Exhibition.
There is no place like New York City where people gather at art events and connect over similar interests. New Yorkers know how to make good conversation expressively over art, wine, and grape leaves. Alwan for the Arts is a cultural center located on 16 Beaver Street New York, NY. Since 1998, Alwan Center for the…
Mediterranean – Middle Eastern Restaurants to Check out in the Lower East Side.
What is better than to explore new places and check out new foods? I don’t know, but I love trying out new dishes that add to the variety of my food cravings list. With a big appetite, I venture out in the city and explore new dishes. Of course, there are dishes that I run…
The New York Arabic Orchestra.
The New York Arabic Orchestra is a gateway to understand and embrace Arab culture through Arabic music in North America. The New York Arabic Orchestra is a registered non profit organization and NYC’s leading institute in classical and contemporary Arabic music. The group is directed by world-renowned virtuoso and educator, Bassam Saba. NYAO’s mission is…
Islamic Art Section at the Metropolitan Museum of New York City
In this entry, I explore the splendiferous collections of The Art of the Arab Lands , Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and later South Asia section at the Metropolitan Museum of New York City. I love to gallivant inside museums of this great metropolis in quest for art, religion, history, and identity that trace back to the…
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.
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.