Below is a comprehensive list I mapped out for my fellow readers who are interested in gaining the experience of learning a new language, in particular, Arabic.
Interview with Filmmaker Abd el Rahman Gabr (Koree)
Interview with Filmmaker Abd el Rahman Gabr or Koree (Arabic nickname for Korean guy). In this series, I explore the talents of many multi-disciplinary artists who are interested in capturing stories through images and the true messages that lay beyond each photograph. I interviewed online Abd el Rahman (Koree), his nickname is adopted from being…
Lunch Time at The Rubin Museum.
What is better than spending an hour in a warm, small, yet rich temple-like museum, with Buddhas displayed all around you? And did you know there is a shrine and meditation room? YES. The murals within the temple feature esoteric images and narratives. The gallery presents full-scale photographic reproductions of some of the murals. These state…
Constantly shifting mosaics are nonetheless strung together by social media, communal identities, and urban rituals. How well are we able to know ourselves and our environments when confounded by blurred distinctions between architecture, technology, and the rapidly developing city?
An Epic Night with Composer Mohammed Fairouz at Carnegie Hall.
October 16, 2016. “The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir inaugurates its 80th Anniversary Season with the return to Carnegie Hall – the Choir’s first performance in the storied hall in nearly 40 years. Eric Stark conducts the New York City debut of the oratorio Zabur by Composer Mohammed Fairouz, a piece commissioned and premiered by the Indianapolis…
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…
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.